The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Semi-automatic Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 12, 2009, 06:26 PM   #1
Kestrel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 28, 2001
Posts: 363
How Do You Remove the Thumb Safety on a Browning Hi Power?

Any trick to it? Is there a site that has some instructions?

(The thumb safety, not the magazine disconnect.)

Thanks.
Kestrel is offline  
Old March 12, 2009, 07:58 PM   #2
jhenry
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 27, 2006
Location: Ozarks
Posts: 1,813
I guess I will ask the obvious, why would one wish to remove the manual saftey from the P35 pattern pistol?
__________________
"A Liberal is someone who doesn't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory". - Charles Krauthammer
jhenry is offline  
Old March 12, 2009, 08:57 PM   #3
ElectricHellfire
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 22, 2008
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Posts: 2,271
That would seem rather dangerous.
__________________
Texas, the only State to Have Ever Kicked Another Country's Butt
ElectricHellfire is offline  
Old March 12, 2009, 09:04 PM   #4
James K
Staff
 
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 19,650
I assume the OP wants to remove the safety to work on the pistol, not to carry it that way. So, to remove the safety, push the safety down to the fire position, then push the sear pin out from right to left. That lets the ejector pivot down in the front. With the ejector pivoted down, push in on the right hand end of the safety and it will come out to the left. The sear, sear spring, and the hammer assembly can now be removed.

Jim
__________________
Jim K
James K is offline  
Old March 12, 2009, 09:21 PM   #5
Kestrel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 28, 2001
Posts: 363
jhenry and electric - I've been wanting to carry it around without a safety and I like the look of a hole in the side of the frame. I'm planning to keep it cocked and my finger on the trigger, too...

Just kidding.


Thanks, Jim. I'm replacing the safety and wanted to see what I'm getting in to before I start. I already have another fitted safety that I hung on to. I like it better and am switching back to it. (A gunsmith had fit both of them.)
Kestrel is offline  
Old March 13, 2009, 06:56 PM   #6
Kestrel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 28, 2001
Posts: 363
Jim,

That did the trick. Thanks, much.
Kestrel is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06556 seconds with 7 queries