FIRST POST!!Marlin 1895Gs .45/70 question.


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agrmsu693
December 26, 2007, 08:47 PM
I was just woundering if it was standard on the marlin 45/70 to be able to pull the trigger and have the hammer engage while the safety is on. I turned on the safety with the gun un loaded today and was able to pull the trigger and the hammer lept forward. I then tried it with the gun loaded out side to see if I had a defective safety and the gun did not fire but the hammer went forward. Just thought that some one may be able to help me or tell if this is how all of these particular guns work.

Thanks
Jon

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stolivar
December 26, 2007, 09:10 PM
just a hammer block on the GG



steve:what:

chemist308
December 26, 2007, 09:14 PM
I don't own a Marlin lever gun, but many if not all hammer style firing mechanisms use a notched hammer and a transfer bar which comes up between the firing pin and hammer when the trigger is pulled. Due to the notch in the hammer, it cannot contact the firing pin. So if the bar doesn't present itself, the gun is not supposed to go off. It's designed to prevent accident discharge from dropping the gun or lowering the hammer...wish my old 12 guage had had one...

That said, your safety may simply lock the transfer bar in the down position. Try dropping or slowly lowering the hammer with the gun unloaded, while continuing to sqeeze the trigger. With the safety off the transfer bar should be there. But does it come up with the safety on?

stolivar
December 26, 2007, 09:17 PM
It has nothing to do with the transfer bar. It is only a hammer block in case you accidently pulled the trigger.



steve:banghead:

chemist308
December 26, 2007, 09:30 PM
Ouch, a hammer block for a safety... I like that idea almost as little as the transfer bar idea I had...

stolivar
December 26, 2007, 09:46 PM
But it is just another safety for the lever


steve

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