Question for German speakers

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  1. Col. Harrumph

    Col. Harrumph Member

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    Or for anyone who has a user guide in the German language...

    What do you call the part that flips between feuer and gesichert? In english we call it the "safety", but that's a malapropism. Safety is a condition, a state of being, not a machine part.
     
  2. natman

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    I believe it's die Sicherung.
     
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    Sicherheitsschalter is safety selector

    Wahlschalter is selector switch

    The German for SAFE is Gesichert, as on the Luger below.

    It should be called Gesichertsschalter. But I don’t know what they actually call it…die Sicherung (safety device) as presented above makes perfect sense.

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  4. Col. Harrumph

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    Thank you!
     
  5. Rule3

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    In English a safety can be either,a device, a football score or a billiard shot.:)

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safety
     
  6. entropy

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    Just like as in English, there are many words in German that can be used for that part.
    Here are a few:

    Pistolensicherungshebel

    Sicherheitshebel.l Also means safety pin.

    Sicherheitssperre

    der Sicherungsbügel

    die Abzugssicherung Note how it changes gender there?

    die Sicherung, as natman said is probably more commonly used.

    The few gun schematics in German I've seen use 'die Sicherung.'
     
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  8. Monac

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    I would have thought "safety", in this sense, was short for "safety catch". I suppose "safety lever" or something similar would be OK too. Terms tend to get shortened when the long form serves no essential purpose, and everyone understands the short form.

    Discussions about nomenclature have too much of a tendency to descend into nit-picking and pedantry for me to enjoy them, even though I like to try and use clear, correct language for things.
     
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  9. entropy

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    But you didn't use one word of the language wir spreche von. ;)
     
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    I see no reason for anyone to fail to understand the English language so long as it is loudly spoken and clearly enunciated.
     
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    Ah, yes, the Ugly American.;)
     
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    And that one is usually misquoted, too. The Ugly American was the guy who got out amongst the commoners and got his hands dirty helping make improvements. The "suits" were the useless ones damaging to our reputation.
     
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    Its the „Schieß dir nicht in den Fuß“ lever
     
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    Das ist ein "stopsemfromschutzin";)
     
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    I have the R-625s , wonderful speakers paired with a tube amp. Tubes tame the highs quite nicely giving a nice rich, warm sound . :)
     
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    Gesichert is the past and means that the job is done!
    The right word for this item is Sicherungshebel and means only lever for safty

    Gloyer MacGloy
     
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    Spent seven weeks in Germany on a company trip. Never thought to ask that question. Maybe next year when I go back again I will ask a local.
     
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    Iam a German! By the way, I try to fill in my location in the profil
     
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    Willkomen zu THR, Macgloy!
     
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    You should be able to click the "Your Profile Page" by clicking your User Name (Nutzername) at the top of this, or similar pages.
    Once there, you can click in the "Location" area. This will send you to Google Maps. You should be able to enter text in the Maps text window to be recorded. You should be prompted to Save that information.

    At least on a desktop--I have not tried any of that on a mobile device, which tend to be different in use.
     
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    Thanks, I will do that
     
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    Thank you very much
     
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