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Skinner peep sights

Post by Luv the lever » Sun May 01, 2022 12:28 pm

I have come to the conclusion that I would like to install a peep sight on a Henry H004, Golden Boy in .22 LR.

Functional is #1 but looks can't hurt, the rifle is gorgeous but when looking at the Skinner web sight it's confusing figuring out how to order. It is a new H004 so I'm assuming it has the dovetail, must take a better look later but also what works best? I see many different apertures to order and the colors. It mounts to the barrel so wouldn't blued match? The brass ring on a blued mount seems to look decent? All brass? Thumb screws for elevation? I do kinda think the dovetail for windage seems like a good idea.

This is all new to me, is Skinner the best option or should we look at other manufactures?

Thanks for the insight, can't think of a better place to get advise on lever action rim fire rifles.
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Re: Skinner peep sights

Post by Shakey Jake » Mon May 02, 2022 1:10 pm

I just got the barrel sight and really like it. It seems to suit me more than the receiver sight.
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Post by GFK » Mon May 02, 2022 4:51 pm

Skinner probably will work. When I was looking for a peep, Ranger Point Precision was the only vendor which stated that change of the front post was not required. Now, I think Skinner is making the same claim. If Skinner had made that claim previously, I probably would have tried one. My main concern was not changing the front post. Yet, I did change the front post on my Marlin with a fiber post. I like the fiber. So, I may put one on my Henry as well.
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Post by ol'pole » Mon May 02, 2022 5:06 pm

I put the Marbles bullseye rear sight paired with their front fiber optic sight, great sight picture
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Post by CT_Shooter » Mon May 02, 2022 5:58 pm

I have a Skinner barrel sight on my Classic Henry H001 and a Skinner receiver sight on my BBB .357 H006M. I did not need to change the front sight on either of them, and given my skill level and eyesight, I think they've improved my shooting. Plus, they're simple. I'm glad I added them to my Henrys.
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Re: Skinner peep sights

Post by Steve51 » Tue May 03, 2022 8:49 pm

If you have a Golden Boy H004, I don't think is has a dovetail. The dovetail on a .22 rifle is for mounting a scope. The H001 Classic .22 does have a dovetail.
I think the newer Golden Boys are drilled and tapped to attach a rail for mounting a scope. I don't know if Skinner has a receiver sight for a Golden Boy that will mount using these tapped holes.
Like others have mentioned, I used a Skinner barrel mount on my older Golden Boy - mine does not have the drilled and tapped receiver.
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Re: Skinner peep sights

Post by Luv the lever » Wed May 04, 2022 12:36 pm

Steve51 wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 8:49 pm
If you have a Golden Boy H004, I don't think is has a dovetail. The dovetail on a .22 rifle is for mounting a scope. The H001 Classic .22 does have a dovetail.
I think the newer Golden Boys are drilled and tapped to attach a rail for mounting a scope. I don't know if Skinner has a receiver sight for a Golden Boy that will mount using these tapped holes.
Like others have mentioned, I used a Skinner barrel mount on my older Golden Boy - mine does not have the drilled and tapped receiver.
I was definitely looking for the barrel mount and not to have the receiver done. 30-30 has a scope but its steel and it looks ok but I think that the 22 should stay "stock". ISRA member also. I'll have to actually remove the buckhorn sight and see what's under or just call Skinner.
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Re: Skinner peep sights

Post by Steve51 » Mon May 09, 2022 7:35 pm

Yes, the Golden Boy does have a dovetail cut in the octagon barrel for the buckhorn sight. Skinner's barrel mount sight works fine using the dovetail in the barrel.
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