Originally Posted By gregw45:
Not normal - that should only happen when the trigger is pulled to the rear.
Without touching the trigger, move the hammer to the rear - past where it hits the disconnector, but stop before it engages the trigger. Slowly release the hammer... does the disconnector hold the hammer back?
Thanks for the reply!
I just tried what you suggested, but it isn't possible to stop before the trigger catches the hammer. Right as the hammer snaps past the disconnector hook (without touching trigger), the trigger already has it. As far as safety goes, if I hold the trigger while cocking the hammer, the disconnector -does- do it's job of holding the hammer back the way it should (and handing the hammer back over to the trigger upon release of the trigger). I spoke with Jim at Bushmaster on Friday....he said that this condition shouldn't cause any harm. I just hope it doesn't wear any parts out faster than they should (e.g., the disconnector or it's spring possibly wearing out due to it operating during charging and firing, rather than just during firing).
Thanks for any other thoughts,