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    Ladder sights

    Ive looked at alot of the post and stuff here on sights. I kinda have my mind on a ladder sight for my new to me 1895. I cant find nothing on ladder sights. Cant even find a maker on the net. Dose any one here know of a ladder sight for the marlin. The old Henry, and winchesters of the days of old had them, and I think one would be cool on my 45/70, To take it up a notch maybe even with peep style sight in ladder. Help
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    You'll probably going to have to modify an older one...something from a springfield, or maybe a turkish mauser. I'm working on one off a turkish mauser as we speak. Nothing to put it on, just trying to see if I can make it work out!
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    Would it be worth it? a Marlin 1895 can shoot maybe 200 yards that sight is for rifles like the sharp that can reach out 1,000 yards.

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    I'd check the Shilo Sharps & C. Sharps web sites. They both sell the ladder sights & I think they use a std 3/8" dovetail on both rifles. I think that Uberti sells them too.
    I have learned that if I zero my .45-70 @ 100 yards I can raise the bead up in the rear notch to be just level with the top of the rear sight & it'll get me to 200 yards.
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    Check Smith Sights. They make ladder sights for the Marlin. I have one on my .45-70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kd115 View Post
    Would it be worth it? a Marlin 1895 can shoot maybe 200 yards that sight is for rifles like the sharp that can reach out 1,000 yards.
    Your making a funny.

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    http://www.buffaloarms.com/Products.aspx?CAT=3750

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    here are many sights that could be possibly adapted by a gunsmith.
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    Hey there Plumbernator.

    I was unable to find a ladder sight to my liking so I adapted a Springfield '03 sight to fit the scope screw holes on my Marlin. It worked like a champ. It's good for that 200 yard shot that KD115 likes.



    I hope that is of interest.
    JB

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    Thats it Mr Bledsoe. You say you adapted a 1903 sight. What exactly did you do. Drill the base to match the holes in the marlin reciever. I must know all the details. I will be looking for the sight you have with the peep apiture. where did you get your sght? by the way make that 200 plus.
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    Here you go... own two of these, I have one on the 1895 CB and the 38-55 Cowboy Price is what scares most, but they are a dang good sight. M-95 LONG RANGE SIGHT - Brownells
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