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#11967411 - 04/12/17 Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy  
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I need to put a scope on this gun. Much as that pains me, I want to hunt with this gun as it was given to me by my Dad, who has recently passed away. My eyes won't work well with the iron sights that are on it, but my concern is that putting a Nikon Prostaf 3 x 9 x 40 bdc, would look out of character. Maybe it would look good, I just don't have a clue.

Would appreciate your thoughts on the proper scope for this gun, as well as any photo's if you have them.

Thanks!

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#11987889 - 04/21/17 Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy]  
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I can't see that well anymore either, so I put a Skinner Peep sight on my 1895 CBA and it works really well. I just couldn't put a scope on an octagon barreled lever; blasphemy I say!! LOL

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#11990016 - 04/22/17 Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy]  
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Remembering and honoring your dad by hunting his gift is a commendable thing to do. Being a Marlin 1895 he must have intended you to hunt with it. It being a Marlin 1895 design consider a scope with a 20mm objective. It would have some period correct relationship and work well for Marlin 1895 distances. Just my opinion.


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#11991019 - 04/22/17 Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy]  
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I second the suggestion for a peep sight.

I can't use irons anymore but have a peep and a fiber optic front sight on a Win 94 that work very well for me.

Good luck and enjoy Dad's gun!

#12002731 - 04/27/17 Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: Brazos]  
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If it means you'll be able to use the rifle to hunt....

make a good clean shot.......why not ?

But....to keep it 'in charactor' I'd stick with the

straight tube with 20mm bell...such as a Leo 1-4...or

many others...I like the Weaver 1-3x20..Japan mfg...good clear

glass...under $200....just use good rings..your CB 1895 is a

Thumper on both ends...here's my 1894 CB 20" 45 Colt w/Weaver 1-3x20

[Linked Image]

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#12002753 - 04/27/17 Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy]  
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Well,I put an xs rail system on my 1895 and this comes with a peep sight and elevated front sight and allows any scope you choose. I put a detachable scope on this setup and it will holds zero


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#12007247 - 05/01/17 Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy]  
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1895 Cowboy ... I scoped my first one for load workup with a Leupold VX II .. or maybe that was in the Vari X II days .. 3-9X. I used Leupolds steel base and rings. It was pretty heavy scoped but it shot well, sub MOA with Remington's 405 grain factory load.

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#12072149 - 06/04/17 Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy]  
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I got an Allin conversion sight (ladder type, easily made into a peep on a ladder) from Numrich iirc and mounted it on the receiver. Looks good on my 1895 CB.


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#12072615 - 06/05/17 Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: tikkanut]  
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Originally Posted by tikkanut
If it means you'll be able to use the rifle to hunt....

make a good clean shot.......why not ?

But....to keep it 'in charactor' I'd stick with the

straight tube with 20mm bell...such as a Leo 1-4...or

many others...I like the Weaver 1-3x20..Japan mfg...good clear

glass...under $200....just use good rings..your CB 1895 is a

Thumper on both ends...here's my 1894 CB 20" 45 Colt w/Weaver 1-3x20

[Linked Image]
Beautiful picture.


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