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Re: What sights are you running in your 1895 Marlin Cowboy. [Re: Otter] #5454454 07/25/11
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Originally Posted by Otter
I've been running the "stock" sights that came on the rifle. It's been used on three deer hunts and scored three times, so I can't complain.


Me too. I'm not a huge fan of semi buckhorns, but the stock Marlin rear sights were pretty much dead-on and I stuck with them on the rifles not tapped on the side.

On the stock buckhorns, I flip the insert over to hide the white diamond, and I put a dab of almond appliance touch-up paint on the gold bead front sight to effect a "poor man's ivory bead." With eyes halfway to 114, I can't see gold beads in sunny conditions. Ivory beads, or white/almond painted beads are just the ticket.

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How about a 1903 Springfield rear sight? This is on a 38-55 Marlin Cowboy.


Re: What sights are you running in your 1895 Marlin Cowboy. [Re: JBLEDSOE] #5556823 08/25/11
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I like the look of that. Where do you get something like that, and where is the mount from? Cost?


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Hi there, shootist.

The sight was found in a take off box at a gun shop. I paid $25 for it, as is, then had to make extensive modifications to make it fir the Marlin. The mount is hand made and is drilled for mounting screws that fits the Marlin scope screw holes. The rifle has a Lyman Globe front sight. Believe it or not, when sighted in for 50 yards it is on again at 100 yards. I have not checked it at 75 yards but would bet that it's about 3" high. It is made for long range shooting, not hunting.


Re: What sights are you running in your 1895 Marlin Cowboy. [Re: JBLEDSOE] #5560626 08/26/11
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Thanks, friend.


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Re: What sights are you running in your 1895 Marlin Cowboy. [Re: Otter] #5624049 09/15/11
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Re: What sights are you running in your 1895 Marlin Cowboy. [Re: Otter] #5758076 10/28/11
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I have an 1895 Cowboy and would like to see some pictures of what you guys have so I can get an idea of styles, names and model numbers of the various sites available.

So let's see some pictures!!!

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Re: What sights are you running in your 1895 Marlin Cowboy. [Re: Billy_Don] #5764658 10/31/11
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Just plain old Williams....

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Re: What sights are you running in your 1895 Marlin Cowboy. [Re: RJM] #5770977 11/01/11
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Nice- Thanks!


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Re: What sights are you running in your 1895 Marlin Cowboy. [Re: Fotis] #5862939 11/30/11
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Originally Posted by Fotis
Decided on a marble peep sight.


Did you have to drill and tap for this sight?


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Originally Posted by RJM
.41 Magnum, 255 CPBC WFN-GC, 50 yards sitting...

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I have the Williams Receiver Sights on my 1895 CB . I also got rid of the useless cross bolt safety on my Marlin. This photo is before i changed out the sights to the Williams

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Re: What sights are you running in your 1895 Marlin Cowboy. [Re: Fotis] #16077097 05/12/21
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Skinner "Alaskan" on the rear with insert removed and XS flat post with white line on the front. Fast and "moose and bear"" accurate!

Re: What sights are you running in your 1895 Marlin Cowboy. [Re: Otter] #16077159 05/12/21
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Originally Posted by Otter
I've been running the "stock" sights that came on the rifle. It's been used on three deer hunts and scored three times, so I can't complain.


^^^ This.

Those Marbles sights are very well made, easily adjusted, present a clear sight picture, and are very appropriate for an octagon barrelled "cowboy" rifle. And, that 26" tapered octagon barrel gives plenty of sight radius and steadiness for accuracy. The 24" - 26" barrelled lever action rifle seems to have been the most popular big game rifle of it's day before WW1.

I learned to shoot one-handed duelist stance using a target pistol to shoot bullseye targets at 25 yards before I ever shot a rifle. So transitioning to open sights on a rifle was easy.

Millions of shooters and hunters never used anything else back in the day, and always got their deer, elk, or moose. Some had tang peep sights way back when, and receiver sights were introduced in the 20th century as well, but many did not ever use them.

All it takes is a little practice and young eyes and these sights work fine out to 100 yards or so for just about anyone.









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Re: What sights are you running in your 1895 Marlin Cowboy. [Re: HillbillyJim] #16077161 05/12/21
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Originally Posted by HillbillyJim
I know I should be horsewhipped but I have a 1 1/2 x 5 scope on my 95 CB 45-70 Marlin also on my450Marlin. Problem
is 65 year eyes not focusing on sights.Peep sights are also giving focusing problems so hunting rifles get scoped.


I can't fathom how anyone could have been horse-whipped back in the day.

I mean these are 1000 pound animals on average, and offer very little to get a firm grasp on them.

And, I can't conceive of anyone but Hercules or Superman who could actually lift a horse and then swing it to whip someone.

Also, the results would likely be fatal to both human and equine alike.

Not to mention the blood everywhere. Messy.

Finally, the practice seems barbaric and would even have been deemed an animal cruelty criminal offense in the 18th or 19th centuries, I'm sure.

Perhaps a sternly worded letter to the London Times would have been enough.




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