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My old eyes just can't use open sights anymore and I can't bear to put a scope on my new 1894C. The new 1894's aren't drilled on the side of the receiver for the Williams FP anymore. So...

Does anyone have any experience with the Williams 5D-336 on an 1894? This is the sight without adjustment knobs that attaches to the two rear scope mount holes. Will it fit? Will the front sight have to be changed?

Would love to hear your experiences and opinions.

>edit 'cause I had the wrong dang part number.<
 

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What about the same questions with the WGRS-336? The catalogue only mentions it fitting the 336. Will it work on the 1894? I want a minimal change to the lines of the rifle...
 

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imashooter2,
               I haven't tried the WGRS-336 sight yet on any Marlins, but plan on getting a 1894c for my next purchase whenever some extra coin becomes available. I saw this sight mentioned in another post for the 1895 cowboy in .45-70. The user said it was a nice, slick set-up. Curiosity got the better of me and I ordered a catalog from Williams and received same from them in 2 days. The sight does look compact and trim, and I wouldn't hesitate a moment to put one on. The Williams sights are just plain bargains !

                 As to fitting the 1894's, I would think they would, but would call them and ask, just to make sure.

                            Jeff
 

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Thanks for the reply... I did call Williams and the gentleman on the other end confirmed that the WGRS-336 would fit. He also said that I would almost certainly have to increase front sight height, but couldn't say how much until after I shot it because "Marlin has put so many different sight combinations out." I think I'm going to order one and see what happens.
 

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imashooter2,if you'd like to use an FP. Williams  should have their new FP out soon if not already for the Marlin line. Check with the tech's at Williams. The new FP will mount using the two rear scope mounting holes on the top of the Marlin receiver's. Let us know what you find out.
 

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The new FP that uses the 2 aft scope holes is available, I'm going with the WGRS because it is more compact and won't effect the lines of my new rifle as much. Once I settle on a load, I'll probably never change the sights again, so the easy adjustment of the FP has only minor appeal.

I'll post again after I get the new sight set up.
 
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