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Old 05-18-2012, 11:45 AM
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Default Carbine Push Safety

I just read in the Reisch book that the rotary type safeties were late and post war replacements or on late (7 mil) Inlands or Winchesters.

I have an early Inland and would like to get a push type safety. Are these typically repro or are they easy to come by for a decent price. I saw some on ebay that said USGI but they are all unmarked (which type II Inlands used)and probably very easy to repro.

Is $40-$45 about right for this type?

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Old 05-18-2012, 02:43 PM
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I bought several from someone here for about $40. I only used a couple. He guaranteed they were USGI and they look right to me. Most have some light pitting internally where it doesn't show. I'd sell one or two for that. I don't seem to be using them like I thought I would.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:03 PM
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Push type safeties were OEM for all but the very later carbines. (Remember some manufacturers only made carbines for only about a year total - too little time to incorporate some of the the continuous modifications.) Also, when upgrades happened (in the field, depot or during arsenal rebuilds) the old parts were sometimes just thrown away. While not common, genuine push safeties are around and available - from trustworthy sources. Most of the push safeties you see are repros/fakes which are over priced. Chinese junk wholesale for pennies with fake marks applied and priced for $50 or more.

So as part of your decision process, you may want to reflect of why you want a push safety. Are you trying to do a rebuild on a carbine? (That can get expensive - fast.) Do you just like a push safety as a personal preference? (I like them because Winchester shotguns have push safeties and that what I first learned to shoot with.)

If you are just wanting a push safety and do not care if it is a repro, don't over pay for one. You can find them - advertised as repro - for $15 to $20 if you look around.

In short, just remember its not WHAT you pay for the part, alot of times its WHO you buy it from.

Just my two cents.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:17 PM
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I wouldn't advise putting a repro part on a Carbine. Most are clearly evident. I have one from on here marked "EW" that was advertised as repro. It looks hideous.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:43 PM
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I also like the push safety from a usage perspective...real ones are hard to find and expensive!
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:52 PM
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http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....ht=push+safety
Here's where I got mine. I think I bought 5-6. So if someone insinuates they aren't real, I'm sure he can school you on what's real better than I can.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:28 PM
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Are these typically repro
Yes.
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