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Anybody had issues with installing the safety lever on a ColdSteel Blank?
My lever is to short to engage both sides because of the thickness of the receiver walls. Any suggestions appreciated.
 

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I have been handling this problem in one of two different ways, althouth not on a Coldsteel blank but on my homemade receivers which are even thicker than coldsteels. You can add a spacer block to the inside of the receiver where the end of the selector lever is suppose to go through the receiver either by welding it or you can screw it from the outside using a 10/32 button head screw, or you can build up the end of the selector lever with weld to get more length and file it down to the correct shape and length. Hope this helps. Also if you are having the same trouble with the axis pins for the FCG, Robert Ibee from bent blanks sells extral long axis pins on his site. They are made in house and made on a CNC and are really quite nice. ak'sr4me
 

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Guys,
My receiver blanks are thick but the pins and safety lever on my own builds are all stock and unaltered. What I do is set my X and Y pins with a wack of my rubber mallet and the lock them in place with a sheperd hook and the safety lever. Remember, I said "wack them with a rubber mallet to seat deep enough". This also works on setting the wall in place for the safety lever to have full depth setting. What I now do is press in the safety lever dimple on my blanks, this should help as well.
Anyway thats what I do, and it works fine.
 

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Coldsteel said:
Guys,
My receiver blanks are thick but the pins and safety lever on my own builds are all stock and unaltered. What I do is set my X and Y pins with a wack of my rubber mallet and the lock them in place with a sheperd hook and the safety lever. Remember, I said "wack them with a rubber mallet to seat deep enough". This also works on setting the wall in place for the safety lever to have full depth setting. What I now do is press in the safety lever dimple on my blanks, this should help as well.
Anyway thats what I do, and it works fine.
 

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Cephus and I are word challenged. We beliveve (among other things) that a picture is worth 100 words. No sense in inflating it. Now if I can only get him to explain that Senator Byrd thing. Jack
 

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Cephus said:
DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Alright - it's really simple. After the holes are drilled to size, put the pins in place - see how they are a tad short? Flip the receiver over so the big heads of the pins are up - brace the frame against the ol' workbench and just give them each a wack! Now they are seated deep enough! :thumbup1:
 

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Kinda like beating the pin into it's own recess for that perfect fit......
 
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