Quick Tip Video: Crossbolt Safety Replacement Installation (Marlin 336C/1895)

by | Jun 18, 2020 | Gunsmithing, How To, Shooting Sports, Turnbull Finished Firearms, Turnbull Restoration & Manufacturing Blog, Video | 2 comments

Installing one of our crossbolt safety replacements is easily done in three simple steps. Turnbull Restoration’s Steve Lester takes us through the quick process of replacing the factor sliding safety on a Marlin 1895 with our crossbolt safety replacement. These clever items come in three finishes, and work just as easily on the Marlin 336C.

Tools used in this video:

  • Bench vise
  • Padded wooden vise jaw
  • 5/64″ allen wrench
  • Flat head screwdriver

IMPORTANT: Determining whether or not disabling the factory cross-bolt safety is appropriate is the responsibility of the firearm’s owner or user. By purchasing this product and installing it you are assuming all responsibility and consequences that may result from altering the factory cross-bolt safety that comes with the firearm. Disabling the factory cross-bolt safety can result in an increased possibility of accidental discharge that could result in injury or worse. Additional caution and special attention should be used when using a firearm with a disabled cross-bolt safety. Always treat a firearm as if it could discharge at any moment to avoid accidents.


  1. Shane

    Are all Marlin slide safeties the same? I have an 1894 Cowboy Competition and would like to install your safety in it. It’s the only color case hardened one I’ve found and it can still function as a safety and doesn’t just delete it. Thanks for taking the time to read this request. HAVE A GREAT INDEPENDENCE DAY!!

    • Sara Turnbull

      Hi Shane,
      Yes, this should work in your 1894.


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