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#2974082 - 10/09/12 09:24 AM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: smyrnagc]
TiminTN
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There is an e-clip that can be removed, to remove the pin that hold the safety lever in place, and you can get to the detent ball much easier. Its a rascal to reassemble, but patience will be rewarded.
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#2974639 - 10/09/12 04:14 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: TiminTN]
mr.big
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the flat spring that holds pressure on the ball is your trouble,,I will say it,,I have laid them out with the bowed side up and hit them with a hammer,,hit it too hard and you will have to buy another one,,one light tap with a 22 ounce framing hammer will usually do the trick..
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#2979996 - 10/13/12 03:57 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: smyrnagc]
smyrnagc
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Registered: 12/26/10
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UPDATE: PROBLEM SOLVED

Finally got around to tinkering with the safety and thanks to all the replies to this post I got it fixed. I love this place!

I took the small plate off that holds the steel ball in place and it was dry as a bone. While I had the plate off I flattened it out just a little with a small hammer and put grease on the ball. Reinstalled and it is very smooth but not smooth enough that it will get knocked off safety.
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