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pre-64 Model 94 LEVER SAFETY
June 15, 2013
2:16 pm
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On a Model 94, there is a pin on the bottom tang that has to be depressed by the lever in order for the gun to fire. With the lever up, is it supposed to hang down slightly so you have to squeeze the lever slightly to depress the pin when you are ready to fire? I have some like that, and some that depress the pin when the lever is up without any pressure applied.

June 16, 2013
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Yes & No. You normally have to apply hand/grip pressure to the lever to engage the trigger stop (safety) to allow the hammer to fall against the firing pin when the trigger is pulled. It depends on the amount of tension from (and wear to) the friction stud and spring on the distal end (towards the buttstock) of the lever link (floor plate) as it is applied when it engages the lower tang when the lever is closed--if the friction stud or spring in the lever link are not worn it will engage the notch in the lower tang tightly without having to apply any pressure from the lever to engage the trigger stop. When the lever is closed, the tension or tightness of the friction stud in the lower tang is enough to engage or depress the trigger stop. On other 94's where the friction stud is worn or the friction stud spring is weak and no longer holds the lever link in position against the lower tang the lever tends to "hang" whereby it is necessary to apply hand pressure to the lever to engage the trigger stop in order to allow the gun to fire.

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June 16, 2013
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Chris, Can one buy these two items you mention here and replace the old ones?? Thanks, Peter

June 16, 2013
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How are they when new? I have an excellent condition pre-64 and several commemoratives, and the lever hangs down slightly requiring the lever to be squeezed. I have other very worn 94s where the lever does not need to be squeezed, the lever locks high enough to depress the safety pin.

June 16, 2013
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Peter, the parts can be found on the internet, some are old parts and others are new production from what I have found. Ive never felt the need to replace one whether it was worn out or not.

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I went through my 94's and it seems that when the lever and lever link are closed they are all tight enough to where they depress the trigger safety without any added pressure. The lever is pinned with the ejector stop pin through the bolt and ejector, when the bolt is closed the locking bolt, ejector, lever, lever link, and friction stud all work together to hold that lever in place. I guess any looseness in any of those areas could cause a lever to "hang". I wish I could give you something better to work with other than a layman's observations.

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