I've been web-searching and have come up with a variety of opinions. They mainly fall into three categories: (a) it's safe to carry cocked-and-locked; (b) it's safe to carry hammer-down with the manual safety on; (c) it's safe to carry only with an empty chamber. Most seem to agree that it shouldn't be carried hammer-down with the manual safety off. I understand that there was a design change somewhere along the line that added a half-cock notch to the hammer, but I believe this change occurred after mine was made. I'm also aware that there was a high-profile fatal accident with a Colt 1903 recently. What's the consensus on safe carry of a Colt 1903? I'd be interested to hear from anyone who owns one of these pistols, especially if you carry one and/or have some knowledge of the internal workings of the safeties.