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Old November 9, 2014, 11:24 AM   #1
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Marlin1894C With Skinner Sights

My urban discreet little power house -- I absolutely love it.




Most who have seen and used the Skinner sights are big fans that they usually order a set like my best friend did for his Marlin Golden 39AS.


Full Review Here Drop by and leave a comment let me know what you think.

I am in no way affiliated with Skinner just a very satisfied customer.
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Old November 9, 2014, 01:14 PM   #2
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Hi,

Nice gun and nice post! Did the fitting of these sights improve it in terms of accuracy, or was it more of a target acquisition thing?

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Old November 9, 2014, 02:47 PM   #3
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Let's say I feel like it improved accuracy and I say feel because I only shot those two groups standing. What I can say the groups were cut in half compared to previously, but was it a fluke or was I just really on my game? The lever action is so fun to shoot and I will continue to shoot to test for accuracy and will possibly get it out on the bench rest and see what it will truly do and post a follow up.
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Old November 10, 2014, 02:36 AM   #4
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Great. I have a Marlin in .44 with really nice walnut furniture. I have a set of peel hole sights but have never fitted them. I have just used the basic sights that came with it, which I have learned to use ( i.e., I got over them!). I have hit targets at 100 & 200 yards and scared them at 300 yards, which is what I would like to perfect next. I find the basic sights slower than others in picking up the target, but have still had some good results though.
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Old November 10, 2014, 02:54 AM   #5
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Fine looking rifles there!

A similar 1984C is on my list of guns to get.
...I have a long list.
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Old November 10, 2014, 03:35 AM   #6
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I put a Skinner rear sight on my 1894c as well. I got the "winged" style, because it is slightly lower (could still use the original front sight with it) and I thought the wings might keep the peep from getting bumped or snagged.

Truth be told, I never warmed up to it. I even tried a couple different aperture sizes and different front sights, but it just didn't seem to agree with my eyes. I've got a Tech-Sight peep on my Ruger 10/22, and have a Williams receiver peep sight on a single shot rifle, and I like both of them better than the Skinner receiver sight for whatever reason.

Having said that, I ultimately put an ultra-light Leupold 2.5x20 scope on the Marlin, but still wanted decent barrel-mounted sights for times I wanted to remove the scope. I got Skinner's barrel mounted aperture, and I like that really well. I know that having the rear sight closer to your eye should be better, but the barrel-mounted aperture just seems better for my vision.

I have also noticed that, although blued, my Skinner sight (both the receiver and barrel type) will develop rust pretty quickly.

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Old November 10, 2014, 09:17 PM   #7
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Skinners are on my 1894, 1895, and Mountie. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them.
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Old November 11, 2014, 01:16 AM   #8
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dovetail filler

Tell me about that filler. Is that another aperture/different size maybe?
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Old November 11, 2014, 03:10 AM   #9
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Yes it is a different size. But that is just the way I have mine setup. On the rifle one small aperture for target and one large for hunting for increased field of view. You can set yours up any way you like.
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Old November 11, 2014, 06:48 AM   #10
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I've been wanting a set of these for my Henry Big Boy .44mag. What size aperture have you used and been effective with?
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Old November 12, 2014, 09:07 AM   #11
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the dove tail filler with the extra size aperture is a really great idea...

I'm always looking for a way to keep back up parts actually on the gun...
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Old November 14, 2014, 02:41 AM   #12
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thanks

That is very clever.
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Old February 22, 2019, 07:34 PM   #13
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I have the 1894CB, will I have to change the front sight?
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Old February 23, 2019, 08:12 AM   #14
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As I've gotten older the sights I can use depend on how far gone my eyesight has become. Peeps no longer work for me, but the "last gasp" that still does work for me in irons is a marbles rear double ghost paired win a Williams front fire sight.

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The 1894CB I have handled comes with a gold bead front sight, I would say try it out first before changing it.
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