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Marlin Cross-Bolt Safety Replacement Kit 

by Jim Taylor

If you are a purist and detest the cross-bolt safety on the new leverguns, for the Marlin's at least there is a quick and easy remedy... a replacement pin that looks as if it is a screw!  

It is easy to install, and if you ever want to put the factory safety back in, that is easy to do also.

Remember, disabling ANY safety device not only invalidates the warranty, but it can have other far-reaching consequences.  I am not suggesting that you disable the factory cross-bolt safety, I am only sharing what I did on my Marlin leverguns for your information.

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The Marlin cross-bolt safety.... 'nuff said.

All the tools needed to do the conversion.
The Allen wrench is supplied with the Kit.

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Removing the stock screw

Sliding the stock off

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There seemed to be some loc-tite in the hole where the set screw is located.

I had to use a special tool to remove the loc-tite.
I sell these tools for 50 cents plus $3.00 S&H.

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The Allen wrench is inserted into the set 
screw and I begin back it out.

The set screw is removed. Take care not to lose it.

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The set screw, spring and ball.  Don't lose 
any of these.  You will need them.

Removing the safety.
NOTE! It only comes out the RIGHT side of the frame.

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Replacement pin... getting ready to install.
Note the detent for the ball.  Be sure to line it up correctly.

Sliding the replacement into place.

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It sure helps to be born with 3 hands.
If you were not, you may be handicapped.
Ask for help if you need it.

Replacement pin.. looks like a screw.

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The other side of the pin... matches what is
on the frame.

All put back together and ready to go!

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This kit completely does away with the cross-bolt safety.

Kits are available from:

Clyde Ludwig
PO Box 26156
Wauwatosa, WI

phone 414-536-1101 after 6:30 PM CST

$9.95 plus $3.00 S&H
(if you order more than one kit, the shipping is still only $3.00)

Thanks to the Miles Fortis Digi-Cam





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