Bend it out a little. That's what I did and it made it way smoother. I also polished the little nub on the back of the lever with very fine sandpaper.
Also check the inside of the receiver where the safety is inserted. There is a groove in the safety lever where it rides on the receiver. This groove can be too tight too. You could remove some material from that groove if the bending out alone doesn't work.
With a cutoff wheel on my dremel I removedsome material on the saftey lever untill it rotated freely and then bend the tabbed end alittle so it dosent have alot of pressure on the side of the reciever.... I do the handle since if you screw it up its cheep to buy another one.... Its better to replace the handle and not the reciever..... I also weld a steel tab and make a cut on the handle to have a finger lever and a bolt stop while Im at it.
Originally Posted By jdoming728: I also weld a steel tab and make a cut on the handle to have a finger lever and a bolt stop while Im at it.
This is a must IMO. I didn't add a finger tab on mine since I'm a lefty shooter, but I did cut out a grove for a bolt stop and never looked back. Now when my friends shoot it they don't jam it up right away by helping the bolt forward and not properly cambering a round. They can just push the safety lever down and let 'er rip. It also makes me feel safer when it's sitting on a table at the range with the bolt back, lever up, mag out, and chamber visibly clear. I also took a little material off of the front so you can read the "F" when the lever is in the fire position.
After modded safety lever