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Old 09-16-2020, 08:51 PM
Green Frog Green Frog is offline
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WRM, I was thinking of leaving the flange intact (hence my “button“ comment.) I’m estimating that would leave a solid cover to protect the innards on that side. Then to assemble and disassemble what’s left of the unit, I would grind a large screw drive blade to fit the slot on the right end of the shaft... it would also serve as a “pusher” as well as just turning the safety shank to aid in disassembly. The more I think of it, the more practical it sounds. My dad was a “professional left hander”... I often joked that he couldn’t even blow his nose with his right hand. That safety setup would have been ideal on his Model 39-2!

Because of the slide notch, I can’t think of a way to build a slide stop that would be ambidextrous or on the right side for a southpaw. Or perhaps I should say I can’t think of a way not requiring major surgery. I have to say that as my father’s son I tend to gravitate toward ambidextrous controls whenever possible.

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