model 81 safety

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Augustus
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model 81 safety

Post by Augustus » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:20 pm

just inherited a model 81. The bolt would not open all the way when I got it. I looked online because I wanted to find out what was going on and clean it also. Found out someone had put a part in wrong, anyway everything seems to be working great except the safety. It has a screw in it which I found out came in some of the 81's safety's. The problem looks like someone may have messed with it but I am not sure since I do not have anything to compare it to. The safety swings all over and does not move the safety rocker? I would appreciate any help on this. Not sure if I need a new safety of missing parts.
If I do need a new safety anyone know where to get one?

It seems in decent shape for the age(Dec. 39) but needed a good cleaning.
Thanks
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Bandersnatch
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Re: model 81 safety

Post by Bandersnatch » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:22 pm

There is a pin missing that fits between the safety and the safety rocker. It fits in the hole lowest in this pic, just below the large hole for the screw. You can fabricate this pin out of most anything. The pin locks the two halves of the safety together and it will work as designed.
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Re: model 81 safety

Post by Phyrbird » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:39 pm

I've used a special Loctite to hold this type of parts with great success.
This might help:

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety. ... ed9#p11787

You will definitely need a new safety screw at least. Perhaps a new safety, note all the ones I've dealt with required the fitting mentioned in the above post. If you're not good with needle files & stones get it done by a real gunsmith please. It is called a safety.....
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Re: model 81 safety

Post by Augustus » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:03 am

thanks for the help and info. I will give the pin a try and see if it works, if not maybe a gunsmith

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