I have owned 4 Marlin 1895's in 45-70 Govt. For some stupid reason I did not keep the first one with the very good looking wood stock. I have 2 now and both of them came with the "cross bolt safety" and I had both of them disabled and they now fit flush with the receiver. Years ago when I first took one to the range I managed to unknowingly bump the safety on and the hammer dropped on the cross bolt when I pressed the trigger. On my way home I stopped by the gun smith's place and he told me he could disable it and fit it flush to the receiver. I had him do the same thing to the long octagon barreled one before I ever went to the range. The other night I read a hunting story and this guy cycled the action and dropped the hammer 3 times on fresh rounds before his guide asked him if the safety was on. So for those of you that have them, what do you think. Ever drop the hammer only to find out the safety was on? As you can tell, I don't like them and see no need for them no matter what some lawyer says.