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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainewoods View Post
    I've switched all my safeties out to be left-hand as well. On the second gun, that damn little spring went flying into the air, and I figured it was lost forever, until I heard it plop in the dogs water bowl. What luck!!

    Out of curiousity, what's the benefit of this?

    The damn safety on this thing is loud! I can pop the safety on my Winchester bolt action and it barely makes a noise. This one isn't bad if you move it with one finger on each side but if you just push it through from one side, I was surprised at how loud it was.


    Hoping to get out for the first time with it on Sunday.

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    [QUOTE=NorthMaine;618498]Out of curiousity, what's the benefit of this? /QUOTE]

    I'm a lefty, so pushing the button to the right with my trigger finger, is the natural way to take the safety off, instead of having to reach under.

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    Dumb question maybe; What is the purpose of the o ring? A few years ago my action suddenly got a little tight. I never oil anything so figured it couldn't be from lack of lube as it's never seen any. Racked it 6 or 8 times and all was well again. I'm thinking now maybe the o ring came loose and went back in or shredded and fell off. It's been slick ever since.
    I love it when a plan comes together!

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    [QUOTE=Mainewoods;618500]
    Quote Originally Posted by NorthMaine View Post
    Out of curiousity, what's the benefit of this? /QUOTE]

    I'm a lefty, so pushing the button to the right with my trigger finger, is the natural way to take the safety off, instead of having to reach under.
    I almost asked if you were a lefty, at which point it was obviously a dumb question haha. Thanks for the clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big D View Post
    Dumb question maybe; What is the purpose of the o ring? A few years ago my action suddenly got a little tight. I never oil anything so figured it couldn't be from lack of lube as it's never seen any. Racked it 6 or 8 times and all was well again. I'm thinking now maybe the o ring came loose and went back in or shredded and fell off. It's been slick ever since.
    The purpose of the o-ring is to provide a "soft" bearing surface between the action tube and the slide tube as they slide past eachother. Without the o-ring, the action tube and slide tube contact each other (metal to metal) and rattle.

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    Figured what the hell, Id take mine apart this morning for the fun of it. Barrel came off no problem, used a 3/16 punch. Getting the rails off the barrel was harder for me than getting the barrel off the receiver. This is what I found. Gun is only a few years old.

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    The groove was empty, o ring shoved into the end of the tube and all cut up. And here I thought it was pretty quiet as is. It should be silent now!

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    Everything went back together no problem. Used the Home Depot o ring posted above. Man, this thing is stiff to pump now haha. It’s silent but definitely way stiffer which is to be expected I guess when comparing a missing o ring to having one. I ended up using a little faucet grease as lube.

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