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Old July 22, 2001, 09:05 AM   #1
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Lefty safety conversion for Rem 870?

I couldn't find any threads on this topic, so I'll have to ask again.
This question is in regard to an older Wingmaster. Can the safety button be reversed somehow, or will it require a new safety? I didn't see any lefthand safeties in the Brownells catalogue, so I'm assuming the former to be the case. If it is the case, can that oversized SGT (wilson) safety be used?

I fooled around with mine for an hour last night trying to reverse the current one and couldn't seem to make it work. Then that d*mn little spring shot across the room (still can't locate it) and I gave up. I plan on ordering that spring (or 3 or 4) from Brownells tomorrow, and possibly a new safety if that is what is required - if there is such an animal.

Once again -thanks in advance for your help. Atticus

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Old July 23, 2001, 08:23 AM   #2
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Atticus, in the Jan '99 issue of American Gunsmith there is an article that gives the step by step procedure for switching the safety. If you don't get the magazine e-mail me and I'll scan and send the article to you. George
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Old July 23, 2001, 08:47 AM   #3
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Thanks George. You've got mail.
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