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Old February 25, 2013, 04:58 PM   #3
F. Guffey
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In the Feb. 10 issue of Shotgun News, page 24 in the "Ask the Gunsmith" column, Ried Coffield specifically says that a 98 Mauser sporter with a low scope safety should not fire if you "hold the trigger to the rear, and then release the safety". He gives a brief explanation with photos of how it works, which makes it quite clear that if you do that it is going to fire (if it's loaded). Surely what he means is if you squeeze the trigger then let off before you release the safety, it should not fire. In 25 years as a gunsmith instructor, every now and then I have to explain how typos, mis-spoken or confusing statements, poor wording, etc. can lead them astray. If something you read doesn't make sense, investigate it!




I am sure Reid Coffield understands if the trigger is pulled and the safety is released there is nothing supporting the firing pin assemble. Then there is that story about pulling the trigger then releasing the safety, and I ask many times “How could the safety get into that configuration? I never remember anyone getting it correct when explaining.

So? what ever you are talking about has caused me to “Question all the answers”, I am not on speaking terms with Reid Coffield but if I was I would contact him first before I jumped on the Internet and tried to make myself look good at his expense.

"In 25 years as a gunsmith instructor, every now and then I have to explain how typos, mis-spoken or confusing statements, poor wording, etc. can lead them astray. If something you read doesn't make sense, investigate it!"


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