Simplest is pay attention to it. On or Off
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The saddle ring delete is a nice option, I use the ring for a single point sling attachment which works great on my 1895! I also have some that have the safety and get caught from time to time with the awful "click" and have others that are pre-safety so I have all varieties.
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"Those who cannot cleanly dispatch their game using a .30-30 are either shooting too far, hunting inappropriate (too large) game, or are simply incompetent." Mic McPherson
This is not a problem for me now because the rifles I use for hunting these days are not Model 94 Winnies, I am using rifles that are large calibers and they have TANG safeties. The only exception is my Marlin 35 REM's that I carry when scouting for tracks and sign of Coyotes. I usually don't have a round chambered because I am not planning on shooting anything. The rifle is for my protection, just in case. If I hear anything in close proximity to my area, I chamber a round and wait to see what's moving.
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I don't like the looks of them but I do like the unloading feature with the safety on/ I am not going to say that I have never heard the dreaded click because I have. My friend killed a big 9 point buck the past year with his stainless 1894c and he clicked it on the deer but realized what had happened and pushed the safety to the on position and killed the buck. I read on this forum where someone was getting up in his stand and pulling the hammer back and engaging the safety and when it was time to shoot he would push the safety to the on position and fire. It reminded me of shooting a shotgun by popping the safety and then firing. I don't believe this was the way it was intended to work, seems dangerous sitting in your stand with the hammer back.
I'm lost on why the Crossbolt safety is such a issue. Shotguns have safeties. I use those all the time without issues. Bolt action rifles have safeties. Why is the lever gun Crossbolt such a problem? The 1/2 cock notch isn't the way to be carrying when out walking around the woods unless the Crossbolt is engaged. I think I would rather have the hammer fully cocked and Crossbolt engaged when sitting in the deer woods waiting. All rifles and shotguns without hammers are always cocked, relying only on the safety to keep the hammer from hitting a primer when a round is chambered. You lever gun is no different.
To me the safety itself is not an issue. It marks the decline in fit & finish of Marlin. It has nothing to do with function or accuracy. Some don't agree with this. I was in business from 72-92 and I saw the decline of the products of all the major gun companies during this period. They were all struggling and cutting corners to stay afloat.
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Huh....all shotguns have safeties?
I have 5 single shot shotguns with hammers that have no safety.
Not even a half-cock.
How should I carry my old Topper 4-10?
Should I wait to load it until I see a squirrel? What if he's limbing
and I don't have time to get a shell in the barrel?
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