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Old 05-14-2011, 07:08 PM
Blimp60 Blimp60 is offline
 
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I was detail stripping my new (to me) M1 and everything was going well until I was reassembling the trigger group. I was following the directions posted on the "Tech Info" section of the CMP Sales website and had gotten to the last step of checking to see that everything was working right. I don't know what I did, but then everything just locked up. The hammer is in the cocked position, and nothing would move, except the safety. I studied it for a while and thought that if I removed the hammer and trigger pins, that would relieve pressure on the hammer spring and things would "turn loose". Big mistake! Now I can't get the pins back in and still nothing will move. Anyone "been there, done that"?

This is what it looks like now.

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Old 05-14-2011, 07:18 PM
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The cocked hammer is your problem. You'll have to find a way to get enough pressure on the hammer spring to compress it and get the pins back in. This happened to me the first time I tried to disassemble the group and I had to use a D clamp to pull it all in. Once the pins are in, push the safety off and the trigger should pull and release the hammer.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:20 PM
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Help is on the way. Tim makes it simple

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Old 05-14-2011, 07:22 PM
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Something like this.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:25 PM
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Never hurts to have multiple sources, lots of pictures

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Old 05-14-2011, 07:28 PM
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All good info, but with that hammer cocked, it's a different story.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:33 PM
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Something like this.
Thanks. I'll try that, but as you can see from my picture, there isn't much compression left on the spring. I'll try using a clamp tomorrow and see if it will give me more leverage.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:36 PM
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Drive the main pin out, with a drift and hammer.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:37 PM
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Thanks. I'll try that, but as you can see from my picture, there isn't much compression left on the spring. I'll try using a clamp tomorrow and see if it will give me more leverage.
You can't. You don't have enough travel left in the spring.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:40 PM
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You beat me to it T308. I was just gonna describe what you posted a picture of, well done.
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