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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by tango3065, Mar 18, 2006.

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  1. tango3065

    tango3065 Member

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    Whats the best way to get rid of it, if I order a oversize safety will this fix the problem?
     
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    Last fall I ordered a new safety from Midwayusa to replace the J-lock on my 870 28ga. I still haven't done it yet, but I have it. I believe Brownells have them also.
     
  3. dfariswheel

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    Latest info is, that you'll need a new safety and the spring and ball detent from the old style guns.

    Order all three, they're cheap.
     
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    Last time I checked, Remington was selling the replacement old style factory safety button, spring and ball bearing detent for $3 for each part ($9 total)plus shipping. Big-head safeties are likely to cost $12- 20 for the safety button alone, up to you if you think it's worth it (I don't).

    Changing out all the parts will give you a proper functioning safety with the feel of the original, the detent and spring for the J-lock safety are of a different length than the old style parts and IMO are not a good idea to reinstall with an old style safety button. Restore it all the way if you're going to change it...

    Stay safe,

    lpl/nc
     
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    kudu Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Lee for your input, I wasn't aware that the detent and spring were also needed to be fully safe.
     
  6. tango3065

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    Thanks, I just emailed remington about the price and part #'s of the three items. Also does anyone know what remington puts on their new guns when they are packaged, it is harder to get off than cosmoline .
     
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    I sell a ton of Remingtons, ive never noticed anything that was reallt difficult to get off the weapon. Just use some Hoppe's #9 and wipe it down.
    If you want something thats a pain in the ass to take off, try a factory shipped Beretta.
     
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    I calean and clean and the white rag keeps turning a brown rusty color, I orderd a new remington barrel a month or so ago and the same deal.
     
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    Remington replied by trying to sell me the complete trigger group.

    Does anyone know for sure if I can just replace the safety without having to replace the detent and spring?
     
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    Dfaris is correct, and the last oversize safety I bought had the safety, spring and ball (old style) included in the package. Might ask when you buy your safety if it comes with all the goodies.
     
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    BGOLD what brand was it?
     
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    If I remember correctly it was a Vang Comp. I really don't like the particular one I got, as it still pushes against my trigger finger with the safety off. I have found others (after I bought it) that has just an oversize outer head, and pushes in flush. I plan on replacing it with such a safety as soon as I find who makes it again.
     
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