Trigger releases hammer with safety on.
Posted by R. Minshall on April 19, 2012, 5:00 pm
After experiencing this to varying degrees 3 times now (3 different guns) I thought that I would say why this occurred on these guns and how I fixed them. The problem occurred, in my opinion, where someone had messed with the end of the sear where it engages the hammer. Obviously attempting to lower the trigger pull. What then happens is that the sear is shortened so that the trigger engages the sear before it is stopped by the safety. My fix was to disassemble the sideplate and bend the sear so that the trigger engaged the safety first. In all cases the fix was just perfect. You must be very careful in attempting to bend the sear and be sure that you go in the right direction as it is tempered and very difficult to bend and you must be sure that you only move it a few thousandths at a time while measuring your progress. On 2 of the guns, the trigger didn't pull through with the safety on, however, when you took the safety off after pulling the trigger with it on, the gun fired as soon as you touched the trigger which isn't a safe condition.