You are never too old to learn new tricks. Right? In our quest to acquire an affordable, double trigger firearm; I discovered a feature that was new to me.
It seems on this Winchester Model 24 SxS, when the shooter presses the lever to unlock the action, the safety is automatically reengaged.
Without a doubt many of you are familiar with this feature on sporting shotguns. Not being a sporting-gun shooter, I am not. Just to confirm that I’m not crazy or mistaken (The latter happens), I pulled out our Browning Citori O/U to test. It does NOT exhibit this trait.
The lesson for me? I need to be damn sure strange guns don’t go back, “on safe” without my knowledge. Thinking about it, this is kind of like a magazine disconnect. While not a deal breaker, in an emergency situation…like the typical changing bear…4 seconds to impact scenario…this peccadillo could mean the difference between a bear eating it and I getting eaten!
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