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Old May 27, 2021, 11:55 AM   #1
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Garand type safety on other rifles?

So I'm watching Arrow on netflix and the assassin Deadshot is shooting a rifle that has a "safety" which looks very much like the safety on my recently acquired CMP M1 Garand. Is this just Hollywood being bad at details or are there guns that have a similar safety?

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Old May 27, 2021, 12:16 PM   #2
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Mini 14 is the most common.
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Old May 27, 2021, 12:25 PM   #3
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Quite a few designs in the '50s and '60s - foreign and domestic - used a similar style safety.

It still shows up today.
Mini-14, Mini-30.
Probably some others that are not on my radar.
And, the BMS CAM is still available. A bolt action rifle with a 'Garand style' safety. The action is unnecessarily long as a byproduct, as noted by Bloke on the Range, just because the designer liked Garand controls.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZjUiKeXeOc
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Old May 27, 2021, 08:49 PM   #4
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M1 Garand
M14
M1A
BM-59

Mini 14
Mini 30

all I can think of right now
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Old May 27, 2021, 10:53 PM   #5
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Thanks.

Thanks. So much to learn, so much to learn.

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Old May 28, 2021, 03:55 PM   #6
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And the Vektor CP1 pistol. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vektor_CP1 the orange piece at the front of the trigger guard.
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Old May 28, 2021, 05:17 PM   #7
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I've never seen a Garand and had to look up the safety. Similar to the safety on the old Rem mod 11 shotgun, early Browning auto 5. Little tab in front of the trigger. Flip it forward to take the safety off. Seemed like it worked alright to me! I didn't own it, belonged to a guy I knew years ago.
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Old May 29, 2021, 02:59 PM   #8
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If memory serves, the CZ 52 (rifle of Planet of the Apes fame) has a Garand-style safety.
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Old May 29, 2021, 03:06 PM   #9
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The SKS has a in the trigger guard, pivoting type safety. Not exactly like a Garand, but close.
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Old May 30, 2021, 01:34 PM   #11
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I wonder how many know what the hole is for on the safety......
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Old May 30, 2021, 05:00 PM   #12
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I wonder how many know what the hole is for on the safety...
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Old May 31, 2021, 12:17 AM   #13
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I would assume . . . .

I would assume that the hole is for a lock to go thru. Put the safety on, insert a lock and now the safety is locked in place.

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Old May 31, 2021, 05:30 AM   #14
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when rifles were stored in the armory, they were put on a rack or on a wall 20 sometimes 50 wide. a rod was passed thru all the locked safeties and secured at one end. this way they couldn't be grabbed off the rack if broken in to.
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I thought the original Planet of the Apes Ape Army gun was an encased M-1 Carbine. I don't recall the sequels though.
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Old May 31, 2021, 06:08 PM   #16
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The garand safety blocks either the hammer or sear. Not every look-alike safety does that. A lot of them just blocks the trigger.

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Old June 1, 2021, 12:28 AM   #17
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He was using a M1A/M14 in that particular episode just as an FYI
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Old June 1, 2021, 08:22 AM   #18
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when rifles were stored in the armory, they were put on a rack or on a wall 20 sometimes 50 wide. a rod was passed thru all the locked safeties and secured at one end. this way they couldn't be grabbed off the rack if broken in to.
Makes sense ... M1s were a hot item on the black market. Lots of thieves were known to hang out around military bases and armories back then. No doubt some were even Cold War spies. Less so once M16s became widely issued.
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Old June 2, 2021, 10:02 AM   #19
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The Suomi and some BRP M76 subguns have the safety in the same location. Fun guns, heavy though.
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Old June 2, 2021, 03:13 PM   #20
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The Marlin camp 9 and 45 carbines also have the Garand style safety.
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Old July 5, 2021, 11:56 PM   #21
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Not a rifle, but the first design of the Browning Auto-5 shotgun had a safety inside the trigger guard, until around 1953-ish. I have one made in '47 with that safety.

However, I can't add to the rifle safety comments.
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