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    Posted: November-05-2018 at 9:22pm
Early guns don't seem to have safeties on them, what year did they start?
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    The model 1894 from 1961 to 1986 had a safety built into the hammer and trigger that caused them to lock when you cocked the gun completely and the hammer would move back to the first position and be locked.  To fire it you had to cock the hammer back to the second position.  Now the safety is off and it will fire when the trigger is pulled. 
     When the 1894 came out again in 1992 to 1997 it had a safety switch on the right side receiver cover with the safety instructions on the side above the switch.
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Twocompassheads has the 1894 covered- I know nothing about those!
 

 

Most common these days is the plastic trigger modules used on the “B” models- 95B, 105B, 111B, 1938B, 25 pump gun et cetra. They started late ‘70s. But there are others

 

Besides oddities like the Daisy Model 104 double barrel that had an automatically set safety every time the gun was cocked, the Number 140 Defender made in 1941-‘42 that had an automatic safety in the form of the gun’s bolt, the 1940 Model 26 double barrel with the same type safety as the earlier Model 104, and the 1964 Model 26 that had a manually operated cross bolt safety mounted in the trigger guard, the first safety I'm aware of was a right side receiver-mounted horizontal slider used on early/mid-‘70s guns like the 1974 model 98, some model 104s, the 1105, and was also used on the 400-series Daisy lever pellet guns made on the wide frame action (Models 450, 464, etc.) and made on the light frame action (model 400, 404, etc.) in the early ‘70s. This type safety came on automatically every time the lever was cocked. This setup used a two-piece steel trigger that used 2 springs mounted to the stock.

 

Of course there are other wide frame guns that used a different safety that looked like the automatic safety (a slider on right side of the receiver), like the models 99 and 499A/B. But these safeties are not automatic and worked differently than the automatic safeties. Starting in 1972 the Daisy 880 and all the guns that grew from it use a cross bolt safety. There are any number of guns- rifle and pistol, CO2, spring air, you name it- made from the '80s-on that use that type safety.

 

 

 

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