safety lever w/screw

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chas1949
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safety lever w/screw

Post by chas1949 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:09 pm

When did these appear on these rifles? Was it early pre M8s or later rifles. I recently acquired a nice M81 with this style lever. Could this be OEM?

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Re: safety lever w/screw

Post by 81police » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:04 am

The safety w/ screw was a gradual introduction, starting in early 1928 (according to Henwood). This safety and the previous style w/out screw were used concurrently in production however, as you'll find late production 8's and Model 81's with both.
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Re: safety lever w/screw

Post by chas1949 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:58 am

Thank you for the info...

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