I just recently purchased an Isreal surplus Hi-Power made in 1993. To the best of my knowledge it is a MKIII. I was able to remove the magazine safety with only a little bit of force. The trigger feels much better now and seems to function properly. However, I have been reading that the only way to remove a MKIII magazine safety is to take out the trigger assembly. Since I didn't do that I am a little concerned if I could have damaged the pistol. I don't know why a MKIII needs to have the trigger assembly removed in order to take out the mag safety as I was able to do it relatively easily. Any info is greatly appreciated!