Same deal with my BB in 357. I see Skinners in my future, or (GASP!) perhaps a 4x scope. That is major heresy in my levergun perspective, but Father Time remains undefeated--and my last 2 revolver purchases both have scope-capable construction.
I had a Skinner peep as well ,then after looking at the front sight height decided not to use it and for the same reason. I just happen to have this scope sitting around so I decided to try it and it fit.