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Looking for input on sights for Marlin 1895

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I am looking for some input on sights for my Marlin 1895 in 45-70. I want to be able to shoot out to 800 yards or so, and want something adjustable for this but want to stay PERIOD to the 1895, not wanting a scope. 

 

So far I have looked at the 

 

-Smith semi buckhorn ladder sight- didnt seem fitting for the lever action

- Lyman tang sight - not sure how easily it adjusts for distance 

- Williams reciever mount peep - too futuristic looking

- Skinner peep - no adjustment

 

Please give me some input, pros, cons, experience you have had. 

 

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Marbles tang sight, you'll have to drill a second hole in the receiver tang, I'll done it to mine and for a few other cowboys, no big deal. Then for the front sight Lyman peep sight with interchangeable inserts. Check the height of the existing front sight, I forget which height I ordered. All of the sights are available from Midway USA.

 

TB

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Let me know how that gun works out for you at 800 yds. 20 twist and barrel length could be interesting. I just have a Lyman Tang sight on mine, and generally use it like an express rifle. 

 

Snakebite

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I've got a Marbles tang sight on a 336CB .38-55, but I'm setting up an 1895CB for a long range side match rifle. I've got a spare Lee Shaver bubble front globe, and am going to give MVA a call tomorrow - they're only an hour away from me, and only 15 minutes up the Interstate from next weekend's Cowboy shoot. ;) I'm thinking a #101 mid-range Soule, or a #130 or #132 vernier.

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How about one of these they have windage and elevation Creedmore

 

When you say scopes, how about a period correct scope? and they're pretty cool looking Malcolm Scope

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At 800 yds you are going to need more than a buckhorn or ladder. Even a Lyman tang likely  not enough. You will need a precision vernier-Soule sight with a globe front sight. Even then, 800 yds out of a 95 is asking a lot. Doable, probably, but a challenge for sure. 

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Going to have a 800 yard range, doesn't mean I'll always be shooting out that far though, but a challenge is always fun. 

 

Want to use the rifle for side matches and maybe some hunting. But want to stay period for SASS use. 

 

I have a 32" Buffalo Classic for the distance stuff. 

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6 hours ago, DocDisaster # 45431 said:

Going to have a 800 yard range, doesn't mean I'll always be shooting out that far though, but a challenge is always fun. 

 

Want to use the rifle for side matches and maybe some hunting. But want to stay period for SASS use

 

I have a 32" Buffalo Classic for the distance stuff. 

 

Those conditions rule out the last two choices on your list.

Neither one is legal for SASS use.

REF: SHB pp. 32 & 37

 

 

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Doc,

Go with Marbles Improved Tang Sight...You'd have option with different interchangeable stems to shoot long or short....Go with TB's front sight rec...Should be Good to Go...

Good Luck

TR

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I talked to MVA this morning, and they said the #104 short Soule will be good to 400 yards, give or take, but to get to 500 and beyond will require the #101 mid-range. For my intended use, a Soule probably isn't necessary over a standard vernier sight, but what the hey. :D

 

Give 'em a call, they're all very knowledgeable about what you'll need for your anticipated application. 

 

https://montanavintagearms.com/product/104-schuetzen/

https://montanavintagearms.com/product/101-mid-range/

https://montanavintagearms.com/product/130-vernier-tang-sight/

https://montanavintagearms.com/product/132-vernier-tang-sight/

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1 hour ago, John Boy said:

Doc, put a mid range soule vernier tang sight on the rifle with a Hadley cup.  Trust me, you will be dissatisfied with a Marbles sight ...  https://montanavintagearms.com/product/101-mid-range/

That's probably what I'm going with - $499 with the standard Hadley cup, plus $16 something for shipping/insurance, or I can pick it up in person.

https://montanavintagearms.com/product/eye-discs/

I only paid $450 for the rifle a decade ago - an acquaintance needed some money, so I loaned him $450 on the virtually NIB rifle, and later on he said, "Just keep it".  

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10 hours ago, Three Foot Johnson said:

That's probably what I'm going with - $499 with the standard Hadley cup, plus $16 something for shipping/insurance, or I can pick it up in person.

https://montanavintagearms.com/product/eye-discs/

I only paid $450 for the rifle a decade ago - an acquaintance needed some money, so I loaned him $450 on the virtually NIB rifle, and later on he said, "Just keep it".  

 

Thank heavens my wife doesn't spend as much on accessorising as I do on my rifles post purchase:ph34r:

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Kelley also makes a really nice sight. 

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I just put my order in for the MVA medium Soule and standard Hadley eye cup - $514.95, all told. Manufacture & delivery time is 4-6 weeks. :)

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3 weeks, 3 days - less time than quoted. :)

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