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September 3, 2005, 09:56 PM
I have a new 870 that was an integral lock in the safety that I'd rather not have. Is it possible to order the old style safety and retrofit it?


September 3, 2005, 11:01 PM
Yup---I got several from Midway for $3 a piece. Easy fix.

September 3, 2005, 11:12 PM
Is it just the button that needs replacing? Any other pieces?

Thanks so much for your help


September 4, 2005, 12:31 AM
No other pieces. You will use the existing safety mechanism detent ball, and the safety mechanism spring. Parts 49 and 50. They are held in place by a safety mechanism spring retaining pin, part 51. Don't lose it. It takes a very small punch to tap it out. Also, be careful not to lose the small spring and even smaller ball. Remove the above mentioned parts, remove the safety from left to right, put in the new one. Drop the little ball back down the hole, then the spring, then use all three of your hands to keep the spring down, then tap in the pin.

I've always found replacing the safety and re-assembling much easier than finding the little spring or ball that I've never yet failed to drop on the carpet. (I have a magnet) :D

If you order another safety, you might consider a jumbo for a combat shotgun and it wouldn't hurt to have an extra pin, spring and ball if they aren't included.

September 4, 2005, 12:59 AM
Thanks Rugerfreak and Nobby...you guys told me exactly what I needed know! :D


Runs With Scissors
September 4, 2005, 02:25 PM
If you're changing out the safety anyways I'd highly suggest one of the extended safeties from Vangcomp. head and shoulders above the stock, and superior to the Scattergun Tech safeties. One of those and a Vangcomp mag follower are two of the best bang for buck improvements you can get for an 870 IMHO.



September 6, 2005, 01:56 PM
Can we swap a complete trigger assembly from a older Wingmaster?
I see them on E bay sometimes.

September 6, 2005, 07:35 PM
Can we swap a complete trigger assembly from a older Wingmaster?

I believe so. :)