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Re: 0 grade 16ga. Receiver tang and safety
I thought it was a cobble job the first time I saw one, but it is factory. There are two hole in the top strap. One with the safety all the way back so it doesn't reset, and one in the front so it will reset with the slider in place between the top lever knuckle and the safety. The coil spring on the straight part of the sickle needs to be long enough to push the sickle down, so the bar under the top strap can slide forward and back smoothly. Put everything together without the stock and move everything around. I have only found a patent illustration of the system, and in that one there is a straight bar instead of the sickle shaped piece. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to contact me directly # 515-231-7856. Seems this safety system was changed around the time they did away with the bushed firing pins.