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Peep sight for a lever

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Brian Williams, May 22, 2003.

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  1. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    I am going to get a Applachian "PC" Cowboy Wannabe Urban Assault Carbine. What is a good peep sight to put on this APCCWUAC. I am getting a Marlin 1894c in 357 with a 18.5 barrel.
     
  2. Snake Jenkins

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    I put a Williams reciever sight (peep sight) on my Marlin 1895 CB and will recommend them to anyone.

    Snake
     
  3. Soap

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    I'm partial to the Ashley sights myself. But the traditional Lyman or Williams peeps are top notch too.
     
  4. jjmorgan64

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    I'm a big fan of the Williams peeps, Also like the Lyman, but I use Williams.
     
  5. G23/40

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    I put a Williams Receiver peep on my Marlin 336.However I needed to raise the front.It was shooting about 10in. high at 50yds.
    You might need to buy a "set".Frt and rear.
    G23/40
     
  6. 45Badger

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    Ive been considering a peep also. I've got a Browning, BLR 81 in .308 win.

    Was wondering what peep sights work well and look nice on this rifle.

    Any assistance much appreciated! Thanks!
     
  7. El Tejon

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    Lyman with the big ring. I think it's a #66. YMMV.
     
  8. Mannlicher

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    I have mounted Lyman receiver sights on two of my lever guns. 336 Marlin in 30/30 Acklely wears a Model 66 LA. This is true 175 yard rifle now.

    My .357 Rossi Mod. 92 has a No. 2 Tang sight mounted. the sight flips up with a quick thumb push, and it is dead on accurate out to 75 or so yards.

    I am a big fan of receiver sights on lever guns now.
     
  9. cratz2

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    I got a good deal on a Williams on eBay for my old 336. Put it on there but haven't fired a round through it since. I also need to get one of those 'rear sight blank filler' thingies.

    Just throwing the rifle up the shoulder, it seems huch faster than with the open sight. Don't know how much faster I could draw on a deer for a clean kill, but to point in the general direction of a two-legged varmint, I think it's quite a bit faster. :p
     
  10. DAL

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    I'm going to get one for my Marlin 1894C .357 Mag. sometime in the not-too-distant future; that buckhorn sight leaves a lot to be desired, especially with my eyes.

    My dad has a Williams on his .30-30. He never shoots it anymore, so I've been borrowing it a lot. It works great!
    DAL
     
  11. Ron L

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    For your APCCWUAC, I think that the Ashley or Wild West Guns sights are more "assault" looking, but at the expense of the fine lines of a lever gun, IMO. They work very well though. The Lyman or Williams will serve the same purpose but appear a bit more compact and not as bulky. YMMV. I'll probably go Williams when the time comes unless I get a stellar deal on something else.
     
  12. Fatelvis

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    I have a Williams on my 94 and love it. Now if I can just find a replacement Patridge style front blade, to replace that awful bead sight, Ill be happy!
     
  13. gptrent

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    Take a look at the sights Jim Brockman puts on his lever guns.

    http://www.brockmansrifles.com/

    Jim is a great guy and will be glad to answer your questions.

    I am going to have him install a set of his latest generation sights on my 1886 Browning and have him remove the protective ears.

    GPT
     
  14. Fatelvis

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    GP, thank you, thank you, thank you!
     
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    XS Sight Systems (formaly known as Ashley) makes a protected peep sight for Marlins. It's avalible from Brownells/XO Marlin. Brownells also has the Brockman sights.

    I've got a standard XS sight on a Marlin 39D and love it. -- Kernel
     
  16. dickwholliday

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    Hey....don't forget Marbles Sights.......go to Brownells and look for them also.......very cowboy.....DICK
     
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    Almost forgot....Smith Enterprize has one that is a tang job that i use on Rossi 92.....DICK
     
  18. ed dixon

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    I put a Marbles tang peep on my Winchester Trapper and I like it VERY much. Looks good, performs well, adjustable for windage and elevation, and seems to be of nice quality. Paid about $125 for it and then another $30 to a smith to drill and tap a second hole in the tang. Good shopping/shooting.
     
  19. Matt G

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    I just helped my father mount the XS (Ashley Outdoor) sights set on his Marlin 1895GS, and am really impressed with how bullet-proof and dead simple they are.

    That said, I've had a lot of good luck with shooting lever guns with both the classic (steel) Lyman peep and the less-expensive (aluminum) Williams peep. As I recall, your 1894 should be drilled and tapped from the factory, which makes installation a snap.
     
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