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Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by kwillindy » January 28th, 2019, 9:36 am

Not much choice, bought 2 of the CNC manufactured Safeties after mine broke. Will report back after installation. Anyone else here have experience with one of these SZKOLNY Safeties from “cruffler58” on eBay?

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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Weasel640 » January 28th, 2019, 9:48 am

Yes. A search of the forum before buying would have revealed that you could have save about $8 on your purchase. I notice last night that someone (I now know, you) bought two at full price.

They will possibly require some fitting.
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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by kwillindy » January 28th, 2019, 6:01 pm

Thanks Weasel640. Thought I read this forum pretty thoroughly. All posts I read mentioned the Safety as a Unicorn, so I went ahead and bought ‘em. At least $8 won’t break the bank. Thanks for the link to Fitting Topic. We’ll see what comes in the mail.

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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Ketchman » January 28th, 2019, 8:24 pm

Good luck. We await the outcome.
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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Nodakdad » January 29th, 2019, 12:59 am

I see he has some firing pins as well that he had made. Would those be a prudent spare part to have on hand?

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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Weasel640 » January 29th, 2019, 8:04 am

Nodakdad wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 12:59 am
I see he has some firing pins as well that he had made. Would those be a prudent spare part to have on hand?
Normally original Firing Pins can be found. Also have not seen many reports of them breaking so less likely to be needed.
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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Nodakdad » January 29th, 2019, 10:24 am

10-4, thank you sir

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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by kwillindy » March 12th, 2019, 6:49 am

Installed the replacement safety. Fit, form, and function all seem fine. Installed like the original. Moves easily and both detents have a good snap. The detents do look a bit different than the original, more of a slot or groove than an “eye” shape. I tried to gouge one out a bit more with a file but not much luck. Works great. Glad I bought them.

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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Curly1 » March 12th, 2019, 1:53 pm

They are all gone now.
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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Cyndicalist » April 13th, 2019, 9:52 am

Another guy in Poland is selling originals right for on Ebay for 50 dollars.

A bit steep if you ask me. But I'd pay if mine busted, that's for sure.
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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Cyndicalist » April 13th, 2019, 9:53 am

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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Curly1 » April 13th, 2019, 12:56 pm

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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Mercs » April 20th, 2019, 7:43 am

How prone to breakage is the safety on these guns? Seems like a lot of folks are wanting to have spares


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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Curly1 » April 20th, 2019, 11:36 am

Can't be sure but if you can find a spare get one.

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Re: Safety broke, bought eBay CNC replacements

Post by Weasel640 » April 20th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Mercs wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 7:43 am
How prone to breakage is the safety on these guns? Seems like a lot of folks are wanting to have spares
The main issue is availability of the part.

I have never encountered a break of my Safety. However if you search the Forum you'll find that every few months someone will come on reporting that their Safety has broken. I have three schools of thought on this, and all three if true could have compounded on each other; 1) Possibly there was a bad batch of Safeties (could be in the thousands) that were manufactured and assembled. 2) Remember, these are surplus Pistols, they were uses by Police and Military alike, many could have be abused and significantly weekend by "Dry Fire" and other training over decades of use. 3) Their new/current owners could have abused and significantly weekend by "Dry Fire" and other training...

That said, again it really does not come up that often... BUT when it does come up there are NOT Safeties available. They are not like springs, you can't just substitute something else in. Safeties only come up about ever 6+ months. When they do often times there are not enough to go around, and/or the seller is asking a pretty high price. A few years ago you could have a Safety for $35 or less, whereas now $45++ is the new normal. So when they do come up, especially at lower costs people jump all over them.
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