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Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy #11967411 04/12/17
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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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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #11987889 04/21/17
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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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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #11990016 04/22/17
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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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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #11991019 04/22/17
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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!

Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: Brazos] #12002731 04/27/17
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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

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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #12002753 04/27/17
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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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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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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #12072149 06/04/17
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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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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: tikkanut] #12072615 06/05/17
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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.

Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #14307685 11/24/19
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If I remember right there are 3 quality manufacturers' of the external adjustment Malcom scopes. 18" scopes in either 3x or 6x. They are pretty much the only choice if you want to keep a period look. Other than that set it up with any removable scope, I'd go with a 1-piece Picatinny-Style base with a 20 MOA offset, medium to high height rings, mounting your scope so that you have more elevation adjustment for increased greater bullet drop. Set it up with a quick detachable set of rings and get one of the numerous peep sights that will still mount to the Picatinny base allowing use of your iron sights when wanted, pick a range and set your front sight up to achieve that range. Me, I'd go with a fixed 6x scope and 4a reticle, But that's just me.


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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #14335208 12/03/19
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Leupold Scout Scope (2.5X) on an 1895 Guide Gun (45-70). XS Rail and Weaver rings. Scope in no way impedes ones operations. Intentions are as a deep woods elk rifle, so extended ranges etc are not an issue. And the photo...
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I like it 1minute !!

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Marlin 44........2005

Weaver 1-3x20......

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