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Thread: Thumb Safety Stuck in Off Position

  1. #11
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    I think I would be inclined to sacrifice the thumb safety. Use a dreaded Dremel to grind away the pad directly over the pin until the pad falls off, then drive the thumb safety pin, hammer pin, and sear pin out of the frame so the parts can all just fall out.
    Hawkmoon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    I think I would be inclined to sacrifice the thumb safety. Use a dreaded Dremel to grind away the pad directly over the pin until the pad falls off, then drive the thumb safety pin, hammer pin, and sear pin out of the frame so the parts can all just fall out.
    That is my last ditch option if all else fails. Once my upgrade is complete I will have no more use for the GI GS, but I will for the current GI thumb safety, so I have no problem with sacrificing the GS first to see if that solves my problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorJohnson View Post
    If you mean the frame's tangs, those are out of the way, they have already been cut down to .25" radius around the GS pivot hole to fit the Ed Brown GS. I have not been able to try any suggestions yet, as I have been away from home.
    Yup. I meant the frame tangs. I maintain that if it went in manually, it should come out manually. But sometimes parts say otherwise. Please keep us informed.

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    If you haven't tried it already, cock the hammer, then over-cock it using your thumb, so that it pushes down on the grip safety, then with your other hand push the thumb safety up. Any luck?
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    If I understand the Major's story correctly, he installed a Commander style hammer with a GI style grip safety. I don't think that combination allows the hammer to even begin to approach over-cock. I'm not even sure it allows the hammer to cock. That's why he's looking at taking a file to the grip safety tang -- to carve out that notch for the hammer spur/rowel to drop into.
    Hawkmoon
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