Posted 17 January 2010 - 04:10 PM
Everything was loose, but the hammer and cylinder would not lock. Sound familiar to anyone?
So, I took it apart and found the spring right above the trigger had one broken arm (the cylinder lock side) and the other side had a major crack where it was about to break.
There was no rust and the last time I cleaned it and put it back together there was no sign of fatigue.
So... How does a spring, not under pressure, just break?
Am I doing something wrong in cleaning or re-installing it? I have always completely disassembled for cleaning after every outing.
That spring never gets dirty but always gets cleaned and oiled.
I have reduced the mainspring tension as much as possible, so the whole system has a light feel. I also did a little filing on the trigger to smooth it out but for the most part, the gun is stock.
I know I can buy replacements, but don't want to continue having this problem. If any of you have had this problem and found a permanent fix, I would appreciate the how-to info.
Posted 18 January 2010 - 11:32 AM
Edited by Spirithawk, 18 January 2010 - 11:33 AM.
Posted 18 January 2010 - 05:41 PM
Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:18 PM
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:04 AM
I dunno, bud. Likely not what you were hoping to hear. If it were me I might buy a replacement just to give it to someone who might be able to machine me one. (Dad once had to have a screw made for an old Stevens .410. "Cha-ching!" )
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
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