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Posted: 9/2/2005 8:52:10 AM EDT
Was messing with the FCG on my build in progress, and noticed that the pin retainer looks nothing like the others I see in the how to guides? Anybody know how they are installed?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 9:24:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 9:25:27 AM EDT by MrMurphy]
Do you mean the little wire thing thats called a shepards hook? GO here http://www.gunsnet.net/Linx310/fcgremoval.htm. If thats NOT it then you gonna have to post pics or give a better description.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 12:16:32 PM EDT
Dude, just get a Red Star retainer plate. 3 seconds and you're done. Worth every penny.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:30:22 PM EDT
It looks nothing like the "Sheperd's Hook" I've seen in pictures. It is coiled like a spring at one end. I will have a pic up later.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:02:35 PM EDT
That's the hammer and trigger pin retainer. The coil on the end powers the auto sear. Get a retainer from RSA or Blackjack Buffers. Or use 7/32 e-clips from the hardware store. I used one of the RSA retainers when I modified my Maadi. On my Romanian build I used the shepards hook from the Maadi as my retainer hadn't arrived from Blackjack and I wanted to shoot the rifle the next day. Actually the shepards hook installed rather easily, so I am going to leave it in. I will use the other retainer in my next build.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:52:51 PM EDT
Sounds like a Saigia conversion if its a coiled spring long on one end and coiled on the other. I agree buy the retaining plate from Red Star or I think K-var has em too. Good Luck post pics when youre done building.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:58:51 PM EDT
I bought two of the RSA retainers and the first one snapped as soon as I put it on. The second one is still in the package - the shepards hook is not that hard to do and a lot more reliable.

Don't waste your money on these.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 12:11:43 PM EDT

Here it is, How does it go in?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 12:23:57 PM EDT
Clip off the coiled part since you don't have an auto sear to go through it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 7:24:32 PM EDT
You can't use it in it's current configuration since you don't have the third axis pin. Or boy, I hope you dont have that third axis pin
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 7:44:03 PM EDT
After picture:
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