We could simply bed the area around the screw without using a pillar, but I had some 3/8" diameter stainless steel tubing in the shop that would just slip in behind the crossbolt
to act as a pillar similar to the stock ferrules found in Mausers so I went that direction.
Colt did bring back the New Frontier briefly in the 1980s with a crossbolt
safety, but it no longer offers any rimfire single-actions.
(tested) Sights: None Safety: Crossbolt
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The receiver is drilled and tapped so optics can be easily added, the bolt handle is oversized, and the crossbolt
safety Is ambidextrous for easy operation with gloves.
The product liability monster has definitely won on that subject, with new Marlin and Winchester exposed-hammer lever guns now having crossbolt
safeties, while the Mossberg 464 has a tang safety.
While both competition models incorporate a hinge pin, not trunnions, and a flat, Greener-style crossbolt
, the DT11 receiver is 3mm wider than the DTI0 and more artistically sculptured.
Two screws are used to mount the adapter plate to the pistol, and a single crossbolt
Torx-head screw attaches the adapted ACRO P-l to the slide plate.
At the top of the trigger guard is the crossbolt
safety is located behind the triggerguard.
I put this bit of hunting philosophy to use quite a few years ago when Marlin introduced the crossbolt
safety on its lever guns.
The safety is the common crossbolt
safety found on the triggerguard behind the trigger, right-to-left (safe to fire) on the right-hand models and left-to-right on the left-hand model.
The rifle's crossbolt
safety has been replaced by a nontraditional, but entirely aesthetically acceptable, two-position manual tang safety.