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Posted: 9/4/2005 9:52:32 PM EDT
I am new to this site and this is my first post! I have just completed my first AK build, however I am having difficuilty installing the hammer and trigger pin retainer in the FCG. The retainer that I have is not shaped like a shepards hook ,like I have seen on most photos.It has a coil on one end where the hook normally is. Any help would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 10:08:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 10:12:00 PM EDT by ozzy_the_nuke]
Sounds like you have the original full auto spring that comes with most kits. It uses the third autosear pin. You can reshape it, buy a semiauto one or make one from spring stock. And it won’t be long before someone comes along with a post saying that E clips are the best way to go. I personally don’t like the E clips, but they seem very popular. I prefer the Chinese L shaped retainers. They are the easiest to install. If you are desperate or impatient, you can make the L shaped one out of a large paper clip. Believe it or not, it will work. The short leg should be about 1 inch long and the long leg should be about 3 inches long. The last time I looked, they were available from akparts.com.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 10:33:26 PM EDT
Thanks for the info. the retainer that I have did come with the kit.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 5:12:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 5:14:41 AM EDT by harley_nut]
Just clip off the spring with a pair of side cutters leaving the loop on the end and it will work fine.

Here is a diagram for installing it. I use method two with the clipped retainer.

Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:59:02 AM EDT
Ever so slightly OT:

When the person responds to say how e-clips are better, coudl they also mention what size to use?
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 8:07:07 AM EDT
6/32 "E" clips.
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