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#3959159 - 04/02/10 Peep Sight for Marlin 1894
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I've been looking for a Marlin 1894, as everything that I've read about them sounds great. They are very hard to find. One question - are there peep sights available for them? If so, what do the peep sights cost, and is any drilling needed for mounting?

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#3959242 - 04/02/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: Daveman]
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XS or Skinner sights require no gunsmithing. XS about $85, Skinner about $60.

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#3959601 - 04/02/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: MontanaMarine]
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Seems a few years back Marlin stopped D&T the left side of the receivers for micro sights. If you get an older Manuf Model you can use the Lyman sights or can also have the Tang D&T for a Marbles or Lyman Tang. I have a Skinner - which screws down to the rear scope mnt holes. Its very simple, but rugged as can be.

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#3959994 - 04/02/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: Dons1]
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There are a few different peep sights that are available for the Marlin 1894. I have the Williams on mine. I like it alot. I have it mounted in the forward scope mount holes. It was just a little too far back for my taste in the back holes. I like all the different apertures that are available for the Williams sight. I also like the fact that all you have to do is take the aperture out and you have a "ghost ring" sight. I never could understand why people pay so much for "ghost ring" sights. They have no additional options while the peep sight has a bunch of different options, and is usually a little bit cheaper. The Skinner is also a fantastic choice. I have one that was made for a Marlin 1894, but I mounted it on an Encore 45/70 barrel. Tom.










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#3961404 - 04/03/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: HOGGHEAD]
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No trick to have the XS threaded to accept all the different Williams inserts, though I never understood why people need 47 aperture options nor 53 different loads for one rifle.
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#3961955 - 04/03/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: Steelhead]
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I have the Skinner on my Guide Gun and am quite pleased.

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#3964357 - 04/04/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: Tony]
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+1 on the skinner. I have a skinner rear with a williams fire sight on the front.

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#3964426 - 04/04/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: HOGGHEAD]
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Originally Posted By: HOGGHEAD
There are a few different peep sights that are available for the Marlin 1894. I have the Williams on mine. I like it alot. I have it mounted in the forward scope mount holes. It was just a little too far back for my taste in the back holes. I like all the different apertures that are available for the Williams sight. I also like the fact that all you have to do is take the aperture out and you have a "ghost ring" sight. I never could understand why people pay so much for "ghost ring" sights. They have no additional options while the peep sight has a bunch of different options, and is usually a little bit cheaper. The Skinner is also a fantastic choice. I have one that was made for a Marlin 1894, but I mounted it on an Encore 45/70 barrel. Tom.














Hogghead,

Are you using the Marlin factory front sight or a replacement?

Doc


Edited by Doctor_Encore (04/04/10)

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#3964969 - 04/04/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: doctor_Encore]
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Big +1 on the XS. Tough, and dam usable.

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#3966653 - 04/05/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: BillyGoatGruff]
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Registered: 01/07/03
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Loc: Oklahoma
I have the skinners on two of my 1894's. They work.

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#3967623 - 04/05/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: doctor_Encore]
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Originally Posted By: Doctor_Encore
Originally Posted By: HOGGHEAD
There are a few different peep sights that are available for the Marlin 1894. I have the Williams on mine. I like it alot. I have it mounted in the forward scope mount holes. It was just a little too far back for my taste in the back holes. I like all the different apertures that are available for the Williams sight. I also like the fact that all you have to do is take the aperture out and you have a "ghost ring" sight. I never could understand why people pay so much for "ghost ring" sights. They have no additional options while the peep sight has a bunch of different options, and is usually a little bit cheaper. The Skinner is also a fantastic choice. I have one that was made for a Marlin 1894, but I mounted it on an Encore 45/70 barrel. Tom.














Hogghead,

Are you using the Marlin factory front sight or a replacement?

Doc





I did not even try using the factory front sight. I personally like a taller white bead front sight. A taller sight seems to give me more light through the peep. And I really like the white. I think I know what you are getting at. However I can not tell you if the factory front sight is tall enough or not. I never even tried it. Nor have I tried it on any of my other rifles with peep sights. I replace the front bead immediately. Tom.
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#3971749 - 04/07/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: HOGGHEAD]
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Thanks for the info on all those options. Now if I can only find an 1894C in stock anywhere, I'll be in business.

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#3976335 - 04/08/10 Re: Peep Sight for Marlin 1894 [Re: Daveman]
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Daveman, I just watched one sell on Auctionarms for $475 used but in good shape. There are usually a few on Gunbroker as well. I picked up a couple three years ago for the grandkids and they have gone up in price since then. Of course everything has. Good luck!

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