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Model 12 lever-type safety

John ClydeJohn Clyde Member Posts: 22 ✭✭
edited February 2015 in Ask the Experts
I have a Winchester Model 12 heavy duck on consignment, serial number dates it to 1946 or 47. Someone has installed a lever type safety on it of the type I've never encountered. I've seen a lot of different safeties of different types, mostly large head, left handed, etc, but never one like this. It's kind of a conical shape, not unlike an upside down dunce cap, with a round ball on the small end. When moved toward the front, the safety is off, and moved toward the rear it is on. It seems to work really well, I've just never seen one like it. Kind of reminds me of the old tang type safeties of the Remington and Savage Browning hump back copies. Anyone know who might have made these?

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