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Old April 9, 2000, 04:53 PM   #4
Join Date: January 6, 2000
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 72
I just covered this in a class I taught yesterday.

The 870 safety is a trigger block only... it is designed to enhibit the rearward movement only.

If you can get ahold of a cross section of the action you will see that the "trigger sear" is NOT holding the hammer from falling. There is a small arm/mechanism that the trigger moves/pivots (this mechanism has a small return spring to move it back into place for the hammer to be cocked again) This arm/mechanism is what releases the hammer. All I can say is that the gun has to be jarred on the correct angle.

I remember hearing about a duck hunter's wife attempting to sue Remington for Wrongful Death after he tryed to "club" a wounded duck with aloaded 870. Unsuccessful.

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