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Some can be tight and rough when new.

You can take it apart easily and check the components.

Usually, you will find that the detent is smooth, but the roughness will be in the crossbolt. Specifically, in the grooves that were milled out for operation of the detent.


If it's rough , you can put a little dab of Flitz or automoative rubbing compound on it, reassemble it, and work the safety on/off for several hundred cycles.


The abrasives in the polishing media will hone the mating surfaces and improve function.

Once you've finished, remove the parts and clean away any residual abrasives. Then apply some oil or better yet, a bit of grease.


Over time, the parts will wear together and the operation will become smoother on its own, but the polishing process can do in a few minutes what a years worth of field use can do.

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