safety is sited at the rear of the triggerguard, making it a whole lot faster and easier to access while your shooting hand is married to the stock's pistol grip.
Based on the International M702 Plinkster semiauto with a crossbolt
safety in front of the triggerguard and an ambidextrous lever-lock magazine release, the M715T comes in two basic versions: one with an integral carry handle, one with a railed flattop receiver.
safety is found at the rear of the trigger guard.
Left-handed shooters can struggle with the typical crossbolt
safety on a lot of pumps, but the Mossberg safety works equally well for either hand.
SPEC SHEET WEATHERBY ORION UPLAND Gauge: 20, 3" chambers Action: Modified Greener crossbolt
Trigger: Single selective, with crossbolt
selector Safety: Sliding tang, manual Barrel Length: 28" Choke: Weatherby Integral Multi-Choke Sights: Ventilated rib, single silver bead Stock: Checkered walnut, high-gloss finish Overall Length: 45 1/4" Length of Pull: 14 1/4" Drop at Comb: 2 1/8" Drop at Heel: 1 1/2" Weight: 6 1/2" lbs.
I was momentarily startled when the hammer clanked against the rifle's crossbolt
safety instead of firing the first round.
The top crossbolt
lock up is augmented by a pair of recesses on both sides of the receiver -- which match up with lugs built into the ejectors on either side of the monobloc.
The oversize crossbolt
safety button is easy to access, even with gloves on.
Utilizing a traditional knuckle pin as the pivot point for the barrels, Purdey-type double underbites, plus a Kersten crossbolt
that securely locks into two barrel extensions, which slip into slots in the standing breech, the Merkel frame is somewhat massive and deep compared to more contemporary designs featuring side trunions, like Berettas, Rugers, and the fine Italians.
safety is manual--allowing the shooter to decide if and when to put it on.
I say "mysterious" because if you weren't aware that the crossbolt
inside directs how you eject spent cases, you might overlook it entirely.
Thumb the selector to the desired firing mode, such as two-shot burst; lean into the weapon slightly as you place the front post on your target; push the crossbolt
safety off with the trigger finger, and squeeze.