Iron sights for Marlin 1895 Cowboy


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Franco
December 18, 2010, 07:44 AM
I have a Marlin lever in 45-70, 26" barrel, cowboy version. I love the gun but the rear buckhorns are cheaply made and come out of zero easily. I would like to replace the rear and possibly front sights with something more sturdy and that allows quick acquisition but without messing up the historic look of the gun too much. Any suggestions? Not shooting over 100yds in most instances so I prefer quick target acquisition (e.g. loping deer) over long range precision. Thanks in advance.

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Badlander
December 18, 2010, 08:01 AM
The brass Skinner peep looks great on A Cowboy.

Abel
December 18, 2010, 11:44 AM
Skinner.

http://www.skinnersights.com/1895_sight_4.html

mgkdrgn
December 18, 2010, 12:39 PM
+1 on the Skinners. Have one on my Rossi M92 454 Casull. GREAT sight.

CraigC
December 18, 2010, 01:35 PM
I would use a Williams Foolproof rear coupled with Skinner's narrow, black front post. His rear sight looks solid but I like my peep sights to be click adjustable.

Franco
December 20, 2010, 06:28 AM
Thanks all. I contacted Skinners and am ordering their Express rear sight and a front sight they suggest will go with it. They look great on the web so I hope they perform as well! I'll let you know my experience once installed and sighted in. Thanks again.

Franco
January 2, 2011, 08:14 AM
I wanted to let you all know that I've been dealing with Andy Parsons at Skinner sights and he has been more than helpful. If anyone hasn't looked at Skinner sights, you should. Thanks for the tip Abel.

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