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Old June 19, 2012, 07:14 AM   #5
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
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"It's quite common to store those Model 99's in a decocked state via opening the lever, pulling & holding the trigger back while closing the lever slowly - but I've never recommended doing so with a live round chambered."

Slip closing the action will only work with rifles produced PRIOR to about 1950-1955 or so.

Around that time the action was modified. With that modification the slip close, which decocked the action, was no longer possible.
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