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Posted: 4/10/2017 2:32:32 AM EDT
When my Dad left the Marines after WWII he bought a 1903A3 from the armory. He began to sporterize it with a Montecarlo stock, but never finished and when I was 30 something I asked if I could borrow it.

I had the barrel and action reblued and finished the stock myself. Then took it to a smith that had done his own 1903A3 sported rifle to have the action bedded and install a Timney trigger. Also tapped for mounting a scope rail. After it was all done it looked great and I gave it to him at Christmas all finished up.

Now I find that when the safety is on and trigger is pulled, the striker move. It will then fall when the safety is flipped off.

I haven't taken it apart yet to look. Is this a common occurrence that can be fixed or adjusted easily or do I need to take it to a smith to look at?
Link Posted: 4/10/2017 9:18:16 AM EDT
Timneys are great triggers, but I like Hubers better.

Link Posted: 4/10/2017 1:55:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 5:08:43 AM EDT
Thank you for the adjustment steps Dano.

The safety was changed to allow for scope clearance. The lever now curves slightly around the scope. I'll take a pic and post.

If the trigger is pulled when safety is on, the striker gets released but catches after a slight movement forward. The striker needs to be pulled back by hand to reset so the safety can be released.
Link Posted: 4/12/2017 2:42:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 1:06:33 AM EDT
It seems the safety is cams into the firing pin OK. I stripped the bolt removing the firing pin and striker mechanism. I can't see any damage.

Took some pictures of the bolt in and out of the rifle.

I noticed the safety assembly can be rotated without pressing in the silver locking mechanism. A couple disassembly videos indicate the silver mechanism needs  to be pressed before it can be rotated. Maybe it's just worn. Not sure if it has anything to do with it.  

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