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Posted: 10/2/2004 2:00:45 AM EDT
When you have released the hammer; should you be able to move the selector to safe or not?

I got a kit from J&T and after I release the hammer, I cannot move the selector to safe. Is this normal?

My brother-in-law was a marine and he said, that on the one he carried, you could move it to safe at any time.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:03:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hughjafj:
When you have released the hammer; should you be able to move the selector to safe or not?no

I got a kit from J&T and after I release the hammer, I cannot move the selector to safe. Is this normal?Yes

My brother-in-law was a marine and he said, that on the one he carried, you could move it to safe at any time.Perhaps his weapon was faulty or his memory is flawed

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:06:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hughjafj:
When you have released the hammer; should you be able to move the selector to safe or not?

I got a kit from J&T and after I release the hammer, I cannot move the selector to safe. Is this normal?

My brother-in-law was a marine and he said, that on the one he carried, you could move it to safe at any time.



NO. You should not be able to move the selector switch unless you have charged the action on a semi-auto only AR15. Yours is functioning correctly.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:17:56 AM EDT
Thanks guys. I can now tell my BIL he's full of crap!hich
Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 11:57:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hughjafj:
I figured it was basically like a Mauser action which is the same way. Not cocked-no reason for safety.

Thanks!



As with the M14, M1 Garand...maybe even more.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 10:51:09 PM EDT
Yeah, I forgot about the Garand. Actually I think the only guns I own that allow the safety to be engaged no matter what are the M1 carbine, Enfields, Cetme, and AK-74. All the rest, including the Garand, must be cocked first.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 5:11:58 AM EDT
There are some after market triggers that alow movement of the selector with hammer forward. Jard adjustible comes to mind.
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