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Skinner peeps on my Marlins

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 76shuvlinoff, Nov 16, 2009.

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  1. 76shuvlinoff

    76shuvlinoff Member

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    Christmas is a coming, for me that usually means old bike parts but I have a 79 39A and 77 1894c in .357 I think qualify for peep sites ... and it's been bugging me for over a year.
    I have only used peep sights on an extremely cheap pos 22 a long time ago, I wasn't happy but I think the issue was youth and an ultra cheap rifle. .... So I am looking for feedback on the two rifles I mention above.

    1) Do they work with the factory front site?
    2) Brass or Blue? ;)

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. 52grain

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    I recently purchased the barrel mounted sight. Have not yet had time to mount it, but Dr. Skinner was very helpful via e-mail. I ordered it Tuesday evening, and even though Wednesday was a postal holiday it was in my mailbox Saturday.
     
  3. Badlander

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    I emailed A question to Dr Skinner late one evening. Recieved an answer in about 15min.
     
  4. ucbandit10

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    I put the lo-pro skinner sight on my newer 39AS. I like it alot but the only problem i had was that the sight wasnt tall enough to sight in with the factory front sight, it would have had maybe 1 thread left before completely out. I email him about it and he said he would make a taller sight as well as a taller lock nut for me. I sent the old one in and within a few days i had the new one and it works perfectly.

    I got the blued one because it seems like it would be stronger than the brass one.
     
  5. ArmedBear

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    I might go with brass on a 39A with a gold trigger.

    One of my 39s and my 1894C have blue triggers, though, so I'd go with blue. There's no other gold on the thing, so the brass sight would look "off" somehow.

    Enjoy your sights. I'm going to get some, also.:)
     
  6. ants

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    I'm not so happy with the lo-pro on my 336. It's not windage adjustable at all, unless I want to drift the front sight. And it's not really adjustable for trajectory. The aperture has a front and back, so you can only adjust it one full turn up or one full turn down. Which is a huge, huge adjustment on the target. Well, I mean OFF the target.
     
  7. ArmedBear

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    Yeah, the Lo-Pro doesn't look too appealing to me.

    In Tim Skinner's defense, though, it does say that in the description (both about no windage adjustment and how the sight adjusts vertically).
     
  8. _N4Z_

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    I have a Marlin 1894c with the Skinner receiver peep (windage adjustable) and the front blade.

    My Marlin was bought new within the past year. The buckhorn on the barrel was not square and it shot off to the right. Not happy about this and was going to box it up for a trip to the factory, but then decided to buy the peeps and forget about the factory foul up. Been contemplating such a move for my 336 for quite some time, but the .357 ended up jumping ahead in line. Knocked out the buckhorn, installed a blank, mounted the peep, ahhhh what a good move it turned out to be! Bugger shoots dead nutz now. :D

    I highly recommend these sights. As stated by an above member, do not hestitate to email the Doc and ask questions. I did, he was quite helpful and prompt. Two thumbs up!
     
  9. ArmedBear

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    N4Z: you can just fold the buckhorn flat, right?
     
  10. salvo

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    Great sights, I bought the brass rear sight and blue steel front for my 1894CB. Best sight value out there! Next set will be for my 39A.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not entirely up on the new slang. Is this thread what the kids these days would call,

    "Giving a shout-out to my peeps."?

    Just wondering. :neener:
     
  12. AStone

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    I'm pretty sure I'll keep the scope on my 39,
    but intend to replace the XS GR with a set of peeps.

    Skinners run high on my list.
     
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    I have a skinner barrel mounted peep on my rossi m92 .44 mag. I will give mine two thumbs up! Super fast service, very reasonable price, high quality construction and great email support from Dr. Skinner...whats not to like!
     
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    I suppose somebody has to offer an alternative :). I've used Williams receiver sights on most of my lever-action rifles, including Winchester Models 1886 and 94 and Marlin 39 for decades with great success. The only lever-action I have that wears a scope (a Redfield "WideField 1X5) is my Savage 99 chambered in .358 Winchester. Imo, scopes detract from the handling qualities of most carbines.

    I'm not familiar with the Skinner product but what I like about the Williams sight (as well as the Lyman equivalent) is the ease with which fine adjustments can be made to change windage and elevation settings.
     
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    Yes, the buckhorn could be folded over. With it removed though I think you might experience a cleaner sight picture.
     
  16. 76shuvlinoff

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    Thanks for the replies folks. I think I'll start off with one for the 39A, and yes brass probably would look good with the gold trigger. If I'm as tickled as the the rest of you are then a blue one for the 1894c will be on the short list.

    Mark
     
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    ordered the brass for my 39A a couple days ago.
    ... I find I am not a patient person..
    :eek:
     
  18. ArmedBear

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    One thing I like about Skinner sights vs. Lyman/Williams is that the Skinners don't detract from the simple, sleek nature of the rifle.

    The Lyman style sights have always struck me as eminently suitable for a range toy, but not so much for a field gun.
     
  19. Brian Williams

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    I would rather have a tang sight on my Marlins. I have a Marble's on my 1894c and I am looking to replace the Lyman receiver with a Marble's tang on my 39M
     
  20. tubeshooter

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    I went with a brass for my 39A from Dr. Skinner, and I could not be more pleased.


    I'm going with him for my 1894C, no doubt about it.
     
  21. ArmedBear

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    Brian Williams-

    Doesn't the tang sight interfere with the web of your hand on the wrist of the stock?

    If not, a tang sight has its merits.
     
  22. Brian Williams

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    No, it is not in the way and the longer sight radius really helps.
     
  23. 76shuvlinoff

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    Brian, can you post a pic of your 1894c with the tang site on it? I might be doing something with mine after the holidays.

    I got the brass Skinner for my 39A today and it looks good. I am in the middle of a bathroom project I need to wrap up before the holiday so it'll be a few days before I get to try it out.... maybe.
    :evil:
     
  24. Badlander

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    Would like to see A range report. After the bathroom project is done. yea right.
     
  25. paintballdude902

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    i love mine i have the receiver mounted peep
     
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