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Old October 20, 2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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After the bolt's "taken down" & the FP/etc disassembled, IIRC the safety shaft simply slides out toward the rear of the housing.

The tip of the FP needs to be pressed against a piece of wood (military mausers have a brass roundel with a hole in the middle for this use), and the housing pressed forward to compress the mainspring, thus exposing the cocking piece's full length.

The cocking piece then can then be rotated 90-degrees with the fingers to disengage it with the FP's rear lugs, and removed.

The pressure in the MS & housing can then be eased, the old safety shaft removed, the new safety installed, then the housing reinstalled to re-compress the mainspring again while the cocking piece is also re-installed on the tail of the FP.

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