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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

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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