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    Safety Tang

    Does anyone know what year Remington changed the "flat" safety tang to the "round" safety tang? I'm thinking mid 70s but not sure. I have a 700 made in 1963 and it has the flat tang safety. I have a 700 made in 1989 and it had the round.

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    I have a 700 made in 1962 that has a round safety tang.
    Don’t know if it’s a add on or original. My 721 made in 1956 is flat.

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    Can you open the bolt with the safety on? If so, someone has changed it. The old flat type locked the bolt closed when the safety was on.

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    The bolt will not open with the safety on.

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    Hmmmm.....I get surprised again. LOL

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    Pretty sure the barn door safety and short shroud were both done away with in 1968, thanks Australia! 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_school_guy View Post
    Does anyone know what year Remington changed the "flat" safety tang to the "round" safety tang? I'm thinking mid 70s but not sure. I have a 700 made in 1963 and it has the flat tang safety. I have a 700 made in 1989 and it had the round.
    The round, "low profile" safety was introduced in 1969. It was about the same time they changed the sear from a two piece to one piece. As often the case the new safety was phased in. In other words there might be 1968 models with the low profile safety lever and 1969 models with the flat "tombstone" safety lever.

    Remington deleted the "arm" on the safety lever that engaged a slot in the bolt which locked the bolt in the "spring of 1983". Remington continued to mill the slot in the bolt until about 1999. So if you have a 98 or earlier M700 with the slot a guy can find a pre-83 safety lever with the arm to lock the bolt. In the past the locking safety levers have been available on ebay.

    I have a M700 with the barrel code of March, 1983 and it came with the lever that did not lock the bolt.


 

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