8/81 Safety Modifications

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8/81 Safety Modifications

Post by 81police » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:39 pm

There have been numerous attempts at modifying the Model 8's safety lever to be either left handed or more conveniently located. Some ideas were ingenious and some will make you cringe. Here's a few we've observed over the years along with some interesting history. Enjoy!

Factory Modifcation
At least one early Remington catalog listed the possibility of reversing the safety for a left handed shooter. At $11 this was NOT a cheap modification!

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Patent for Tang Mounted Safety
This patent from 1912 shows a tang thumb safety adapted to the Model 8's safety rocker
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Re: 8/81 Safety Modifications

Post by 81police » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:41 pm

Albert Willette safety modification - only 3 examples observed
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Post by 81police » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:42 pm

a few others...
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others...
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Re: 8/81 Safety Modifications

Post by jack1653 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:20 pm

Hey 81police,

Thanks for the postings. Some real creativity on these rifles. I think I sent you pictures of my 81-D that had a safety modification. Please feel free to post it. It looks like the safety on the Browning A-5 shotgun.

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