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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: Dinny] #15010112 06/30/20
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My favorite also.

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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: TxJW] #15018462 07/03/20
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I have that mount ... no rifle to put it on. I also have Talley ringmounts as plan B. Marlin said they were restarting production now post-covid but I have not seen any in the pipe so far.


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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: tikkanut] #15078933 07/25/20
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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

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I have a Marlin 1897 CB .22LR and this is the very scope I settled on for it! Doesn't look too out of place on it and helps my old eyes shoot it! LOL


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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #15082966 07/26/20
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Have an old pair of eyes but find success with tang/ aperture/peep sights. Also have a MVA Winchester B pattern scope for the .45-70 Highwall. Dunno how that would work in a CB rifle but it’s good glass in a 3/4” tube.

https://montanavintagearms.com/scopes/


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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #15084393 07/26/20
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Peeps, either receiver or barrel-mounted, may be your solution, but do what you have to in order to make killing shots, your first obligation. Something like a 1 or 1.5x to 4 or 5x should be plenty, and those scopes are usually light and compact if you stay away from tactical stuff. The Leupold 2.5 is tiny and light, only 6.5oz, with almost 5" of ER.


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Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #15085596 07/27/20
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Skinner Sights offers a peep sight set up that is milled for either Talley or Warne medium height quick detachable rings. If I ever decide to mount a scope on my Marlin 45 70 it will be my Leupold 1.5-5x20 with the German #4 reticle.

Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #15091482 07/29/20
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1AK may have the answer for you. Though I can't use traditional open soghts well at all anymore, a few years ago I realized I was leaving my levers at home. If I needed a rifle I grabbed a bolt gun, because they were stocked better for scope use. So I took the scopes off a .30-30 and a .22 lever and put ghost ring apertures on them with a post front. Discovered I can hit with them pretty well, though not as well as with a scope. But for a day at the farm, they are often what goes with. They carry like an old friend on a walk through a pasture or hayfield, and the stocks put my eye right where it needs to be. I can riddle a pop can out to 40 or 50 yards with my Browning lever .22 and Skinner sights. That's what, I now remember, is what a .22 is for.

Re: Wanting to put scope on Marlin 1895 Cowboy [Re: 1899guy] #15108542 08/04/20
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Although it’s been almost four months since the OP originally posted, I’ll throw this out there. I’m surprised no one mentioned Montana Vintage Arms scopes. I have two I use for my BPCR rifles, they are outstanding pieces of workmanship. The Winchester “B” series scope in their lineup would no doubt look very period correct - although one would need a gunsmith to drill holes for the mounting blocks. It is possible the Series 3000 28” (or a longer) scope could be fitted with the Malcom Silhouette mounts that fit into the dovetails of the barrel sights - no drilling required. MVA shows that option for 32” and 34” barrels. These scopes are usually mounted to single shot rifles, but I don’t see why they wouldn’t work with a Marlin. Both can be had up to six power.

Just a thought - I also have an 1895 CB and use a Marbles peep with the factory brass bead up front.

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