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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/10/2001 11:44:27 AM EDT
...and see if you can guess the cause of this mishap. Doing a little load testing this weekend, and midway through a string, suddenly the trigger won't pull through and release the hammer. I ejected the cartridge and opened the reciever and noticed the hammer caught on the disconnector. WTF, I've been using this rifle hard for six months, and I personally set up the trigger as per Derrick Martin. What's wrong? Hint: in this case it had nothing to do with the trigger assembly components themselves or their assembly. the shooter [sniper]
Link Posted: 9/10/2001 11:51:27 AM EDT
Guess 1: You also found a used primer lodged in the mechanism. Guess 2: You found some other chunk of brass from a cartridge lodged in the mechanism.
Link Posted: 9/10/2001 11:58:34 AM EDT
Guess 3: Broken hammer spring ? Guess 4: Detent pin for safety broke, and safety lever moved ?
Link Posted: 9/10/2001 1:31:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gus: Guess 1: You also found a used primer lodged in the mechanism. Guess 2: You found some other chunk of brass from a cartridge lodged in the mechanism.
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Congrats, Gus, you've obviously been there and done that. It was the primer. I blew that thing out two whole weeks ago, really learned a valuable lesson there. I was perplexed as hell, and the worst part was needing to pull the grip to free the thing, I couldn't even lift the trigger out when I pulled the pivot pin - it was lodged under the tail of the trigger against the grip screw. I'll be adding a T-handle hex wrench to my range bag as well as clearing the action housing next time I have a blowout. Lesson learned, on to the next humbling experience with Mr. Murphy. shooter
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