I want to put a peep or tang sight on my 1894CB Limited, 1894CB .44MAG and 1895CB rifles. Any suggestions?
Hey there Blacklion213 -- Looks like you have been waiting for an answer for awhile. Sorry, I didn't notice your post. Guess I'll toss my two cents worth in now!! I'm a big fan of Marbles tang sights. They have both windage and elevation adjustment. The Lyman sight does not have windage adjustment built into the sight. I like a thin (.050") wide blade front sight by Skinner Sights. Order it tall and you can file it to get you zeroed at 50 yards with zero to one or two clicks in the elevation barrel of the Marbles tang sight. I can get a 32-20 1894CL to reach 400 yards with this set up. Receiver mounted sights are built by Williams, Redfield, and Lyman and probably some more folks I've never heard of. They all do about the same thing and it boils down to price and personal preference. Hope this helps. Here is a pix of the 20" barreled 32-20 Cowboy Carbine five shot group at 300 yards. Best regards. Wind
Hey again Blacklion213 -- Here is a pix of Jim B. with his 39a and Marbles with a 300 yard three shot group. Wind
I recently bought a marbles tang sight and installed it, using for the time being, the long screw through the tang only. I have only shot it on one outing using the sight to get it adjusted. It does have windage which is a must, and is fairly easy to dial in. I will still need to get to the range for a final adjustment in better weather conditions before I am completely happy. The only problem is that I shoot left handed and the windage adjustment is on the right hand side and wants to kind of graze my nose a bit on recoil. I don't know if I can flip the knob over to the other side yet, I'm thinking it might reverse the detents. I am shooting a 2001 '94 CBL with of course, a 24" barrel.
Hey there ANF -- Marbles doesn't make a left handed sight. Flipping that knob would require a bunch of machining. But what might be do-able is to mill off the knurled area and reduce the width of the knob. In this picture you can see what needs to remain to secure the knob, via pin, to the base. Possibly re-knurl the area over the pin hole. It may just offer a 50% reduction in scraped snoz area!! Hope this helps. Best regards. Wind
Iv got Marbles on most of my lever guns ! Except my1895 cb It has a set up from Montana vintage arms ! These three are going to the range today when It warms up here . Mtn country takes a while !
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I like the williams peep sights. the tang sights are 'in the way' when I take my shooting grip. They also are too close to my eye for comfort.
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Don't know how I missed this, I was wondering about this same thing. Is there a tang site that doens't requiring drilling? And like the last poster, does anyone else have trouble gripping the gun with the tang site. They look really neat. Really want a ladder sight but last I checked Skinner wasn't making them. Can you still use the stock site with the tang site
YER NOT SUPPOSSED TO TAKE IT APART, YOU MIGHT LOSE THE BALL BEARINGS!!! seriously, that is a great break down you did! I see what your saying about reducing the knob and re-knurling. You really got into the works there!! Thanks for the suggestion.
Hey again ANF -- Yes indeedy! There are a bunch of them little thangs. But it is what gives them their precision and makes them cost a bunch. Three hands (all yours) is helpful if you get to working on one... Best regards. Wind