I like the looks of the old "ladder" sights. Can any body point me in the direction where I may i find some decent priced ones? Now when replacing the factory rear sight with on of these, what is the best thing to do as far as setting the gun? Get it zeroed in at a 100 yards when the sight is down? You do this by installing a higher or lower front sight? I've also got a puma in 45 colt and another Marlin cowboy in 44-40 that I would like to put this style of sights on eventually. I appreciate any input.. you fellow Marlin Nuts on here ar jsut full of it.. SO THANKS
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Smith Enterprise ladders fit the dovetails and work with 1/2" sights on my 1894 & 5 CB's
The Smith sights can be found at the Buffalo Arms website.
I think Brownells also carries ladder sights for the 1895.
Scroll down this thread for pics of the ladder sight I used.
It's made by Pedersoli and I got it here http://www.dixiegunworks.com/advance...b0705&x=9&y=12
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I have a ladder sight on my 1895 LTD V, same sight is available in Midways cataloge, they aren't cheap but it gives you more sighting options than the stock open sight. The ladders first marking is for 100 yds when lifted. then it is marked for the next 100 yard out, on and on and on!
I put one of the Smith ladder sights (ordered from Brownel's) on my Uberti 1885 single shot.
With the stock front sight I am dead on at 5oyrds. with the 405 gr. Rem JSP and 50 gr IMR 3031 and
with the ladder up at the 100 yard(lowest) setting. With the 350 gr Hornady and 52 gr. IMR 3031 I am
shooting at 50 yards with the ladder down and hitting just a little low. I am just working the sight in so to speak
and so don't have much more information. With both loads I hit the gong at 80 yards standing using the
ladder up at 100 yard setting. I also have a Marlin 95cb and am tempted to put such a sight on it it should work very well with front sight on the Marlin.
What has surprised me is how well I am shooting with that Smith sight. The sight picture might seem crude, but darn
it sure works for me!
Tim Skinner makes a great ladder.
I've got one on my CB. Mounts to the rear-most holes on top of the receiver.
There is no ladder sight listed on Dr. Skinners web site. How about posting a picture and some information on it.
I would like to see a ladder with a movable peep aperature personally!
Dr. Skinner makes 'em. Last I heard he was working on a model that had a V notch on top when the ladder is folded down.
Leave a note in his forum or email him. He'll let ya know what's in stock.