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Old July 10, 2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Noble 602 Safety

I'll start out by saying thank you for all the great information on this sight. I've been reading for the last year or so and so far every question I've had has been answered by searching past threads. However, this problem has me stumped.

I'm restoring a Noble 602 20ga shotgun. It started out as a completely rusted gun but with lots of time with sandpaper, steelwool, and a file I removed almost all of the pits. I then reblued it with Laurel Mountain Slow Rust bluing solution ( which worked great).

The problem is that I forgot how the safety assembly went together. When I do put it together there is too much tension on the safety button so it is near impossible to engage or disengage. So I must be doing something wrong. If someone has experience in this area I would greatly appreciate some guidance. Hopefully these photos will explain my issue.(if I can get the pics to work)

This shows where the bottom of the safety goes through the top of the receiver. You can see to the right of that about 1/2" there are 2 holes in the receiver that the spring locks into.

This is with the pin and spring in place. I'm fairly sure the pin is in the right direction based on where it is staked to lock into the safety. And I'm sure the spring has to be above the pin to keep the safety in place.

And this is with the final piece in place that actually blocks the trigger.

I've basically narrowed the issue down to the spring. I'm not sure which way it should be oriented in the receiver.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old August 2, 2015, 12:10 PM   #2
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i got this noble 602g 20g. cleaned it up.

I don't know what these are worth but this one hasn't been shot for 30+ years. Cleaned it up and its nice looking.
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Old August 2, 2015, 12:15 PM   #3
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You can use the model 70 schematic for this. The jogged or bent side of the spring, goes to the right, if looking at the receiver from the rear, the way you have it. The schematic at Numrich isn't that clear, but it shows that side towards the side as you have it.

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Old August 2, 2015, 06:58 PM   #4
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The spring does not go around the safety thumbpiece. Both arms go on the same side, bearing on the pin. The "jog" side goes in so it goes around the thumbpiece.

Put another way, look a picture #2. Take the spring out and insert it with the kinked side down away from the viewer, and both arms on top of the round pin.

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