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I have all of the parts including the tiny set screw. When you cock the hammer and push the trigger forward to engage the set trigger, it catches like it should. I can adjust the tiny screw for what type of trigger pull I want. But when I pull the trigger all it does is trip the set trigger sear, not the hammer. I tried adjusting the hammer main spring as light as possible but still won’t release the hammer unless I keep pulling the trigger like a standard rifle. It will fire like normal but won’t like it’s supposed to in set trigger mode. I took the entire trigger assembly out and assembled and observed the action and just can’t see why the set trigger sear isn’t letting the hammer drop. Ugh…..

 

Any help muchly appreciated, Jim

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Jim,

There is a pin with a flat spot on one side. Is it installed with the flat side against the spring? Are the springs install in the correct order?

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1873man said
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There is a pin with a flat spot on one side. Is it installed with the flat side against the spring? Are the springs install in the correct order?

Bob

  

I’ll check the pin. The springs are in order thanks to someone on this site correcting me a while back.

 

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I was missing that flat sided pin…. Found it and installed it flat side up towards the spring. Now the set trigger sear doesn’t even come close to latching. If when the pin is out and you push the trigger forward, if you look in the pin hole there is maybe 20 thousands of a gap at the bottom of the hole. 

 

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Jim,

The only thing the flat sided pin rides on is the heavy kick off spring. Is the heavy spring installed with the bump up?

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1873man said
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The only thing the flat sided pin rides on is the heavy kick off spring. Is the heavy spring installed with the bump up?

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OK, I see my problem. My pin is riding under the spring instead of on top of it. The spring still has the bump to towards the top correct?

 

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The pin limits the springs maximum travel. If the pin is installed with the flat spot the wrong way you don’t get the full force to the kick off. The bump is up.

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1873man said
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The only thing the flat sided pin rides on is the heavy kick off spring. Is the heavy spring installed with the bump up?

Bob

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Well….. Installed and it’s doing the same thing as originally. Cock the hammer, push the trigger forward. Pull the trigger and the sear trips but the hammer stays cocked. Pulling the trigger like normal and the hammer falls like it’s supposed to. Ugh!

 

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The flat side of the pin is against the spring too.

 

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Got it!!!! Didn’t have my springs tightened. Doh! Works like a charm! Thanks again Bob!

 

Jim

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