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    Post by Teagus Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:04 pm

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    Hello all,

    I recently became aware of the "quick disconnect pin into the trigger" safety concept for a roller nut cb. Does anyone have any info or pics of other methods? I can't find pics of the New World arb style.

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    Post by Geezer Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:54 pm

    Yes, that should do nicely. Geezer
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    Post by c sitas Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:08 pm

    I'm almost scared to post here as I am no one with any standing here but, the big thing I would mention is when the hole is drilled to stop the trigger lever it seems to me that it has to be really crowded on to  the trigger bar . If it isn't I get enough movement to fire the sear. Also I notice a pretty good resistance  when turn the safety bolt if I crowed the lever enough.Won't fire at all if all the slack is crowded out.Maybe I'm just a poor mechcanic.
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    Post by Geezer Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:13 pm

    Yes, the rotating bolt safety has to fit tightly. If there's too much slack, it may release anyway.  And of course with the long medieval tickler-type trigger, you get plenty of leverage. If the safety-bolt isn't stiff enough, it's possible to bend the safety by sheer trigger force.  But the same might be said of other 'safety' systems. Most can be beaten by brute force if it's forceful enough. However, It WILL prevent accidental discharge if knocked or bumped in the field.  If you Really want your bow safe, take the bolt out and let the string down.  Better yet, lock the  weapon in a closet with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the leopard."  Geezer
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    Post by Stonedog Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:14 am

    I use the uncool brass pin through the tickler safety.....

    Drilled into the right side, through the tickler and ever so slightly into the opposite side on the inside of the tiller.....BOOM!

    Tickler ain't goin' nowheres!!!!
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    Post by Geezer Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:22 am

    The first safety I tried was a sliding pin that went directly into one side of the roller-nut.  It worked great, preventing the nut from turning. Unfortunately, the whole system tended to jam when engaged.  It wouldn't shoot by accident, but once the safety was engaged, it was very difficult to get it to shoot on purpose as well.  I've been using the rotating bolt for years with good success, but Lightly, my apprentice has developed a new safety, somewhat easier to fabricate, less obtrusive, and still effective. Eventually, we'll go to that one entirely.  Geezer.

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