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What do you use to lock your trigger with a lever gun? pros and cons to different types of locks. thanks
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I don't lock any of my guns.
 

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My 1895 GBL came with a padlock it is still in the little plastic bag. I just keep it in the safe.
 

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Lock the lever to the stock. Some places require that gun be locked when it is stored or transported. Or if you are selling at a gun show.
 

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This is the only lock I use........... ;)



 

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I know, I know, its just that I have a young grand son and don't have a gun safe yet and want to keep the little guy (and me ) out of trouble with his mother and grandmother.
 

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pcbart said:
I know, I know, its just that I have a young grand son and don't have a gun safe yet and want to keep the little guy (and me ) out of trouble with his mother and grandmother.
You know bart, it's your gun so do what you want and I'm certainly not telling you what to do, but I'll just say this. I grew up in the house of a total gun nut (my dad) and he never had a safe or locked any of his guns up, almost always there were loaded guns in the house.
I started shooting rifles and handguns at 4yrs old. We never messed with dad's guns unless he was around and let us. Why, some might ask? Because from very young ages we were taught about the safety, seriousness and responsibilities of guns. The curiousity factor was never an issue.

Kids are curious creatures........ a kid that has been kept from guns and not taught anything about them is more likely to try and sneak around and mess with them (accident waiting to happen IMO) than a kid who has been taught about them & brought up around them.........curiousity killed the cat!
 

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LOCKS, We don't need no stinking locks. ;D
 

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I cant find it on the Marlin website. So they are no help. I would think that placing a trigger lock over the trigger and lever should lock it up tight. They have pins inside that are supposed fit around the trigger and trigger guard. I would try the same with the lever/ trigger.
 

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six_gunz said:
You know bart, it's your gun so do what you want and I'm certainly not telling you what to do, but I'll just say this. I grew up in the house of a total gun nut (my dad) and he never had a safe or locked any of his guns up, almost always there were loaded guns in the house.
I started shooting rifles and handguns at 4yrs old. We never messed with dad's guns unless he was around and let us. Why, some might ask? Because from very young ages we were taught about the safety, seriousness and responsibilities of guns. The curiousity factor was never an issue.

Kids are curious creatures........ a kid that has been kept from guns and not taught anything about them is more likely to try and sneak around and mess with them (accident waiting to happen IMO) than a kid who has been taught about them & brought up around them.........curiousity killed the cat!

I couldn't agree more, I too was raised with guns in the house and we were raised to respect them and each other. I'm not worried about the people living in my house, it's the visitors that I want to protect until I can be sure they got the lessons right.
 

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I keep mine in a big safe. I've seen people wrap the lever with a cable look so it won't open.
 

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I use the stock, bulky locking device that came with both my lever guns. I have made a small modification to them, though, in order for me to put the lock on them without having to have the lever open while it's locked. I simply Dremeled off the prong that fits into the bolt area.

Works great. Disables the rifle completely.

I agree with you, six-gunz, that proper safety training is needed for kids.

My son used to live with his mom and step dad. He told me a story one time of sneaking through his dad's stuff in a closet and came across a big bore revolver. He said he was playing with it when it went off, drilling a clean hole through their trailer wall. He said he got away with if for a long while until one day when his step dad was out in the yard and saw the hole in the trailer.... he said he got beat so bad that he never even thought about touching the gun again.

My preference would have been to teach him to use it and respect it!
 

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I agree with tatersoup. In the meantime, why not just put some heavy duty zip ties through the lever so it can't be opened? A small child would really have a heck of a time trying to cut one off.
 

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wreckhog said:
Lock the lever to the stock. Some places require that gun be locked when it is stored or transported. Or if you are selling at a gun show.
That's just WRONG! In WV we haul our guns in gun racks in the rear window of our pick-ups! ;D
 

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Halwg said:
In WV we haul our guns in gun racks in the rear window of our pick-ups! ;D

I bet there's not as much road rage there as there is here :eek: ;D
 
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