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Re: Hotchkiss Carbine Cutoff/Safety
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 31 December 2014, at 11:21 p.m., in response to Re: Hotchkiss Carbine Cutoff/Safety, posted by Art Todd on Wednesday, 31 December 2014, at 10:31 p.m.
The piece is made of spring steel, in the shape of a "T", with split stem/shaft - in fact, it is removed and re-installed by pinching the arms together. The shaft must have some sort of flat, but it is retained in the gun by snapping into the ring. Does that help? I am reluctant to dismount mine. I can provide some exterior measurements - such as the width of the gap when sprung in place.
You might want to contact Jim Curlovic at www.hotchkissguru.blogspot.com/
Jim has forgotten more about the Hotchkiss than most people know, and is a real gentleman. He is a Winchester collector and does not read this board.
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