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Use the proper slot head style screwdriver specific for working on firearms to avoid damaging the factory hardware.

  1. Make certain the rifle is unloaded and point it in a safe direction.

  2. Remove the butt stock from the rifle by removing the single stock screw.

  1. Use a 5/64” allen (hex key) wrench to remove the factory screw shown:

  1. The factory hardware holding the cross-bolt safety in consists of a set screw, spring and steel ball. The factory crossbolt safety will fall out if the hammer is pulled back.

    1. Insert the safety replacement into the right side of the receiver with the slotted end of the pin aligning with the right side of the receiver once the pin is inserted. Shown below.

    1. Align the detent in the pin with the hole that the factory hardware was removed from. Then lower the hammer carefully to rest against the firing pin. Reinstall the factory hardware. The steel ball goes first followed by the spring, then the factory set screw. The spring can be left out if chosen.

    2. Reinstall the buttstock and buttstock screw.

      For more detailed information on the safety deletes please read the article HERE

      Safety Deletes available HERE

Left side of rifle with basic safety delete installed


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. 

Written by william kunz — April 17, 2013


Greg Mueller:

Got any close up pictures of the left side of the blued safety delete when done?
Is it sloted on both ends?

The right side looks great

August 13 2013 at 06:08 PM

William Kunz:

Sorry for the late response Greg, but the left side of the safety delete does not have a slot. It is just flat blued steel. Probably a good idea for the future though is to make some that look like a screw on both sides. Thanks for looking!

September 06 2013 at 01:09 PM

Eric Swanson:

Just received your safety delete and noticed it did include a slot on the reverse side. I always wondered why various safety deletes did not have the other side slotted as they always looked like the safety that was in there. Now it looks “proper”. Thanks for a great looking and great fitting product! Your stainless follower is great also.

March 15 2014 at 06:03 PM

James Westrich:

Fit and finish is perfect. The delete kit I received does have slots on both sides. I’m extremely pleased with this product, we’ll worth every penny!

January 19 2015 at 10:01 AM


Any idea when these will be back in stock? Blued specifically.

March 18 2015 at 11:03 PM

Erv Goertzen:

are the safety deletes in stock (blued) now ?

April 26 2015 at 05:04 PM

Larry Naylor :

Do you make this safety delete for the 39A? I have been debating about installing them on my 336 Cowboy and 1894CP in .357, but have concerns about the possible liability of modifying the original safety that I hate.

June 27 2015 at 05:06 PM

Beartooth Mercantile :

Larry, unfortunately the parts only work on the large center fire receivers. They will fit the 1894 and 1895 model receivers which includes the 336, but not the 39A. Thanks for the interest.

July 17 2015 at 09:07 PM

Lou Kazimer:

I recently installed the Saddle Ring Safety Delete on my Marlin 1895 Limited Edition and it looks great, just like the original. You folks produce a great product with more that adequate directions. Thank you.

August 03 2015 at 10:08 AM

Eric E:

Just installed the safety delete in a 1894. Simple install and looks great.


August 16 2015 at 07:08 PM


Do the Marlin safety deletes have the slot on both ends now? The one in the product picture does not. Thanks.

August 23 2015 at 07:08 PM

Beartooth Mercantile:

Craig, yes the basic safety deletes do have mock screw heads on both ends now. Thanks for the interest.

August 23 2015 at 09:08 PM

Joey Lockhart:

This is the second time that I have installed one of these.I used the saddle ring on my 1895 Marlin cowboy carbine.This time I used the basic safety delete on a Marlin 1895 cowboy full length rifle.Couldnt be happier.

September 08 2016 at 02:09 PM

Phillip Whitehead:

Are you planning to bring out a larger loop lever for the center fire guns? With the workmanship of this company, it would be a great improvement! Thank you…

September 24 2016 at 10:09 PM

David Graves:

Why won’t this kit work on the 39a
is it to big around or to long?
Why don’t you make a kit to fit the 39a? there seems to be a lot of people who are interested in them

December 30 2016 at 04:12 PM

Beartooth Mercantile:

David, the kit will not work on the 39A because the receiver is narrower and varies from the 1894 and 1895 receivers just enough to make them require their own specific part. I think some people have modified our parts to fit the 39A, but I don’t know exactly what the modifications are.

January 06 2017 at 09:01 AM

Rick Ashmore:

I have installed three of your safety delete’s. Perfect fit and finish! Easy to install.
Old school cool!!!

January 07 2017 at 06:01 PM

Beartooth Mercantile:

Thanks for the feedback Rick, we appreciate it! Very happy to hear that you are satisfied with your purchases. Thanks again!

January 10 2017 at 07:01 PM

Dennis Trapper:

Will your company be producing a stainless big loop lever for marlin 1895 ?

July 04 2017 at 07:07 PM


Do you make a big/hunter loop for the Marlin 336?

November 03 2017 at 09:11 AM

Beartooth Mercantile:

Dennis and Bill:

We are working on the big lever loop and hope to have them available soon. Carbon/blued version will be available first then later stainless.

Thanks for the interest

November 03 2017 at 08:11 PM


Perfect fit, looks great

January 09 2018 at 08:01 AM

Aaron Syrmopoulos:

Would this work on a Marlin 1897?

January 19 2018 at 09:01 PM

Beartooth Mercantile:

We have never tried this in a Marlin 1897, but if you would like to try and post the results here, we can offer a full refund if it does not work and provide you with a return shipping label.


January 20 2018 at 09:01 AM

robert decamp:

I purchased a marlin 336cs (JM) and, the told me he had installed the bear-tooth mountain mountain plug. How does this affect The SAFETY? Please reply. Thanks Bob DeCamp.

March 11 2018 at 10:03 AM

Beartooth Mercantile:


If a person removes their crossbolt safety, there is a hole remaining in the receiver. We make a plug for that hole that is a very basic steel plug that imitates a screw and one that has a saddle ring on it. Hope that is what you were referring to. Thanks.

March 12 2018 at 07:03 AM

Don Hampton:

Got it today. Had it installed in about 10 minutes. Looks really spiffy.

March 17 2018 at 12:03 PM

Chirs Duke :

Hardest part is not loosing the set screw….really its pretty easy…just take your time.

April 19 2018 at 12:04 PM

Clarence White :

Just found this site last week and already placed an order, really looking forward to receiving it !

November 13 2018 at 07:11 AM

James Holczer:

Will this safety delete work for a Marlin 30AS? I’m assuming it will as the 336 and the 30AS are mechanically identical.

November 15 2018 at 07:11 AM

Beartooth Mercantile:

James, yes it works on the 30AS if the rifle has a crossbolt safety. Thanks.

November 15 2018 at 07:11 AM


Will it fit on the 444P Outfitter?

December 19 2018 at 05:12 PM

Beartooth Mercantile:

Mitch, yes it does fit on the 444P. Should fit all Marlin centerfire leveractions.

Thanks for the interest.

December 19 2018 at 05:12 PM

Jeff Schmoyer:

I have a couple Marlins I picked up that need work. I will probably try your false safety on the newer receivers. It was a dumb idea to add them. Like the 1911A-1 automatic, if you put too many safeties on a gun, they become unsafe.

December 30 2018 at 08:12 AM

L G Martin:

Just installed my Saddle Ring Safety Delete on a Marlin ( JM ) 2003, 1894. Installed perfectly in less than 10 minutes. no drilling or tapping. It looks great. Thank you very much BTM, LG Martin

January 01 2019 at 04:01 PM


Do you sell a safety delet for a 39a 30/30

February 17 2019 at 11:02 AM

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