Ambi Thumb safety lever removal

Ambi Thumb safety lever removal

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    Ambi Thumb safety lever removal

    Help!!! Trying to remove a ambi thumb safety lever on a Springfield 1911, how the heck do you remove this damn thing?!?! I know how to remove the standard safety, it just pushes right out. I'm assuming the safety separates into two pieces but how do you get them apart? I've tried wiggling them, no luck. I thought I'd ask before I started applying muscle and break something. Thanks.
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    Mainly, you just need to remove the right side grip panel and wiggle the right side lever until it comes out or gives you enough room to try the method below.

    One more thing, I learned a new way to remove a super tight ambi thumb safety today, I still had to wiggle the thing for about 10 minutes to get enough room between the safety and the slide, but one there was enough room I was able to take a pipe cleaner and insert in between the slide and the right side safety lever, wrap and twist the pipe cleaner attaching it to the safety leaving about 3" to tug on and was able to pull it right off.

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    Thanks JD. So a little patience and a lot of wiggling. That's what I figured, I just didn't want to force anything.
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    Got it!! Used a plastic knife as a wedge, gently pushed in on the wedge while wiggling. Popped right out. Thanks
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