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Posted: 10/9/2007 3:06:26 PM EST
Where do I find one of those handydandy trigger/hammer pin keepers I keep seeing?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:10:09 PM EST
The EE?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:12:56 PM EST
You know, I've been handling AR-15/M-16s for almost 20 years now, and have never witnessed one of the pins drift. Are the hammer and trigger springs properly installed?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:27:05 PM EST
There's a good chance they're not. During assembly I didn't pay attention to which direction the cutouts/indentations went. Which way is correct?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:33:47 PM EST
your hammer spring is backwards.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:35:56 PM EST
Would it still work if it was backward? I've shot it several times with no problem, aside from trigger pin creep. Does it matter which way the pins go in?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:42:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By dallasfromdallas:
Would it still work if it was backward? I've shot it several times with no problem, aside from trigger pin creep. Does it matter which way the pins go in?


It'll work, you might get some light strikes, but your trigger pin will walk out.

Builder's forum is your friend
Assembly guide


Check that your spring goes THIS way.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:44:51 PM EST
building an AR, step-by-step

Yeah, the legs from the hammer spring rest on top of the trigger pin and keep it from walking.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:52:26 PM EST
Yep, hammer spring was backward. Thanks for the info fellas.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 3:57:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By dallasfromdallas:
Yep, hammer spring was backward. Thanks for the info fellas.


Ask me how I knew.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 4:00:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 4:01:05 PM EST by dallasfromdallas]
Yeah, I think I put a buddy's lower together the same way, incorrect that is. I'll need to give him a call. The best way to learn is by f$#%ing something up.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:07:55 PM EST
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