Bought a new Ruger/Marlin 1895 .45-70. Love it but was not getting the accuracy I expected. I began to suspect that my eyes weren't compatible with the open buckhorn sights. Then I read an article stating that there was a "special place in hell" for anyone who would put a scope on a lever rifle. Well. I had a small Burris 1x-4x handy so I did it anyway. It looks good, does not change the balance of the rifle and now I'm getting fine accuracy. No longer worrying about my "special place" either. Others out there who stooped so low as to scope their lever gun? My old Winchester 94 top-ejects so no scope there, but otherwise this works for me.