Rear Sights

Centerfires, rimfires, pistol cartridges and everything in between.

Preferred rear sight

Poll ended at Tue May 21, 2019 8:18 am

MVA Soule
1
10%
MVA Vernier Tang
0
No votes
Lyman Tang Peep
0
No votes
Lyman Receiver
1
10%
Williams Receiver
7
70%
Winchester Buckhorn
1
10%
Kelly Soule
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 10

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Rear Sights

Post by bitterbeer » Sat May 11, 2019 8:18 am

Curious of what others use for rear sights

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Re: Rear Sights

Post by Ojaileveraction » Sat May 11, 2019 1:27 pm

I've seen a lot of Marbles Tang sights, more than Lyman marbe.

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Re: Rear Sights

Post by cedestech » Sat May 11, 2019 2:45 pm

I use Redfield 75 on all 3 rifles... I don't see piece of wood on there.... was litteraly beat by a guy with a block of wood and a hole drilled in it last month.... :lol:

I voted buckhorn for my wife.... she almost beat both of us with buckhorn sights.... all she will use....
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Re: Rear Sights

Post by Sporty » Sat May 11, 2019 4:15 pm

Marble Arms tang on a Henry Frontier Long Barrel, Winchester 1873 & Marlin 336 XLR. Just installed a Marble Arms tang sight on my grandson's Henry H001. The Marlin used to have Williams receiver peep.
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Re: Rear Sights

Post by frankmako » Sat May 11, 2019 5:52 pm

williams and/or redfield for me.

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Post by Merlin » Sat May 11, 2019 7:11 pm

Redfield 75
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Re: Rear Sights

Post by Another Dang 9 » Sat May 11, 2019 7:15 pm

Marbles tang on 5 of 6 rifles. 6th is a custom receiver sight similar to a Williams. You may want to reboot your survey to add for Marbles and an "other" category.
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Re: Rear Sights

Post by PeteG. » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:18 pm

I'm the odd man out. I prefer Hoke vernier tangs. WAY easier to read than MVAs. Tim Hoke makes single hole mounts for the 39A, 1894 and 1895. Pic attached of one mounted on my 1894 CBL.

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Re: Rear Sights

Post by PAndy » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:47 am

We have five Williams and one redfield. I'm not a big fan of the Williams, but their mounting options/versions make life easy. Another one showing up at matches is Paul Viola's custom receiver sight, made in PA.

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Re: Rear Sights

Post by cedestech » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:37 am

PAndy wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:47 am
We have five Williams and one redfield. I'm not a big fan of the Williams, but their mounting options/versions make life easy. Another one showing up at matches is Paul Viola's custom receiver sight, made in PA.
Link please?
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Post by Another Dang 9 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:01 pm

As of yet Paul doesn't have a web site for his sights. I will post a photo of the sight I bought from him. They are well made. Similar to a Williams receiver sight but better.
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Re: Rear Sights

Post by wdr2 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:02 pm

Does the single hole Hoke sight base use the tang screw plus another drilled and tapped hole?
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I'm the odd man out. I prefer Hoke vernier tangs. WAY easier to read than MVAs. Tim Hoke makes single hole mounts for the 39A, 1894 and 1895. Pic attached of one mounted on my 1894 CBL.

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Re: Rear Sights

Post by PeteG. » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:25 pm

The Hoke mounts for the Marlins use the tang screw hole. No additional tapped mounting holes needed. Tim provides a lengthened tang screw to accomodate the thickness of the mount. The mount for the 1895 45-70 I have has the pivot further back to allow enough clearance for the bolt throw.

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Post by Another Dang 9 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:06 pm

This is what Paul Viola's sight looks like.
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Re: Rear Sights

Post by PAndy » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:17 pm

Will try to make picture brighter
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