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The Skinner "HEPBURN" sight
( Pictured on an 1894 Marlin 25-20 M )
The original Marlin "HEPBURN" sight was designed by Lewis Hepburn (1832 - 1914) and featured a very unique elevation system that hinged in the front and locked into "notches" at the rear for quick elevation changes. Hepburn worked for Marlin for many years and is credited with the design of many successful Marlin Rifles and Shotguns. Many early Marlin Rifle receivers were drilled and tapped (8-40 screw size, .900" center to center) on top for this "winged" peep sight.
Antique Marlin, large frame, "Take Down" with the original HEPBURN sight mounted on the receiver.
The Skinner "HEPBURN" is NOT of the original design. Our sight uses our modern elevation stem which allows for about 12 MOA of adjustment (on a 20" barrel) and unlike the orig. Hepburn, the SKINNER version has Windage Adjustment via slotted mounting screws.
This sight is more rugged than the orig. and once locked in place will withstand about any use/abuse you can throw at it. IF your rifle is drilled and tapped for the Hepburn sight, the Skinner "HEPBURN" will fit without any modifications to your rifle. (The sight comes with our .096" aperture installed and like all SKINNER SIGHTS will accept any of our 5 APERTURES or the aperture can be removed for a GHOST RING effect.)
Please click on the link above or go to our APERTURES page to order.
For more information on our WINGED sight, please visit our "WINGED" (Click the link) sight page.