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    Marlin combination sight

    Anybody have a close up of it? What is the combination? I saw these on the Turnbull sight, but no close up! I'm curious about this rear sight.
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    Re: Marlin combination sight

    I have one, its got both a peep and a vee notch. They flip back & forth, its really a Hepburn sight. Theres info on it in Brophy's book. It sets too close to the eye to use the notch but the aperature is pretty near perfect.
    Theres no windage adjustment but in the days before front sight ramps front sights were commonly used for windage adjustment.

    Its on the top gun in this pic,

    and the bottom in this one.
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    Re: Marlin combination sight





    Here is the sight you're perhaps interested in which I have mounted to my Marlin Model of 1893 in .38-55 manufactured in 1906.They are hard to come by but work very well if the aperture is used. It is the combination receiver sight patented by L.L.Hepburn on June 30th. 1903. Hepburn at the time was one of John Marlin's engineers and designed the model of 1893 as well. Rifles made after June 1903 are factory tapped and drilled to accept this sight and the stamping ' Marlin Safety' is moved down toward the barrel so that the sight will not obscure it. If the stamping is obscured the work was done outside of the factory. Although designed by Hepburn the original sights are marked ' Marlin. Patd. June 30. 1903.' Simply drifting the front sight in it's dovetail adjusts the windage.
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    Re: Marlin combination sight

    Thanks and beautiful old guns!
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    Re: Marlin combination sight

    Very nice indeed
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    Re: Marlin combination sight

    Wouldn't it be nice if Marlin were to reintroduce the Hepburn sight? I would buy some in a heart beat.

    Maybe if we keep asking, maybe they will come threw with version.
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    Re: Marlin combination sight

    I have a Buffalo Arms catalog # 28 & # 29 that has this sight listed in it. The price in it was $125.00 and the part number is ST25. I don't know if they still carry it or not. Here is the link to their web site http://www.buffaloarms.com/
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    Re: Marlin combination sight

    You're right Eric, Buffalo Arms used to carry a reproduction Hepburn type sight that they called their Ukrainian sight but they're long gone now and the last time I talked with them they said there wasn't much hope for getting any more.
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    Re: Marlin combination sight

    I believe mines a repro, but it does say Marlin on it.
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    Re: Marlin combination sight

    Ah man, that's the way it goes. I find out about something cool and when I look for it they are discontinued.

    I guess I'll have to make my own if I don't find any around.
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