I'm new here and am now the proud owner of a NIB 1895GBL. It's my first lever gun, and, so far, I love it. I have a couple questions though. I'm sorry if these questions have already been asked, but my searches didn't yield the information I'm looking for.
I would love to mount a scope on this gun with quick detach mounts so that I can use open sights when I want. The problem is, I really love the stock sights that the gun comes with, but it looks like they are too low to be useable when a scope base is attached to the receiver.
Does anyone know if it's possible to use the standard open sights when a scope base is attached?
You should be able to get away with it. Mine works for me. I have a Leupold base and rings, the rings have a quick release built in them.
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I've got all of my scopes set up in Leupold QRW rings. I love them.
There's Williams Ace in the Hole which is an aperture sight mounted on an integral picatinny rail - perfect for quick release rings. It's on my Santa list with Leupold rings.
PS: I have the Weaver see-thru rings that in theory allow you to use your iron sights with teh scope still attached. I hate 'em because it "shrouds" teh sights.
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Talley makes a real good quick detatchable mount
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As Oberhaz showed in his picture, a Weaver (or Leupold, Weaver-type) 1 piece or 2 piece base is made so that it is much lower in the center than at the sides (edges) and allows for easy iron use when the rings & scope are removed. My vote is for that type of base & ring combo, also shown here on my 1895G and 1895M.
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I've got the same base as Oberhaz and 336ER on another rifle and it works just fine with iron sights when the scope is removed.
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I use the Warne 1- piece base with Leupold QRW rings on several Marlins and it works great with the scope off. Plus the scope sits about 1/8" lower than if using the Leupold or Weaver bases.
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