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Old March 3rd, 2017, 11:13 AM   #1
 
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Trigger Problem

After building a 'plinker' 10/22, I'm having problems with the trigger function. It'll fire fine on the first shot, when the hammer is cocked by hand via the charging handle, but it will not re-fire on the second shot. The disconnector will not reset with the sear. To fire a second shot, I have to push the trigger forward with my finger, and then the disconnector and the sear will reset. I've changed everything, one at a time, to try to isolate the issue: no luck. I've tried a new sear, a new disconnector, a new hammer, a new trigger housing, a new hammer spring...no success. All the parts are stock Ruger, except the actual trigger, which is a Tac Sol. But I've also tried a stock Ruger trigger...didn't work either. Any helpful suggestions before I go to a gunsmith? Thanks in advance.



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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:51 AM   #2
 
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Maybe time to send it back to Ruger.
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Old March 4th, 2017, 09:30 AM   #3
 
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DownZero,

It sounds like you are missing a spring. There is a plunger and spring behind the trigger that pushes it back forward. There is also a spring between the first a secondary sear. Are either of these missing?
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I'd say it's assembly. Been away from those 10/22's for a while but this is an issue I've heard of and experienced. Just forget the cure at the moment. You didn't;t mix up springs did you?
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definetly a factory job.
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Thanks for the input, gentlemen. The springs are all correct: none forgotten, all in place; the little plunger and spring in the trigger guard that pushes the trigger forward is stock and in place, but the effort needed to push the trigger forward and reset the disconnector/sear is way more than that little spring can handle. The consensus of the group is that it's time to call in Ruger. Sounds like the best plan. Thanks again to all.
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Or maybe install a BX trigger. Would fix the problem and you would have a better trigger.
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Or maybe install a BX trigger. Would fix the problem and you would have a better trigger.
That would be easy and likely about the same as shipping costs to send in the whole 10/22.
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Simpler solution, just mail it off to Brimstone, they'll sort it out & do aTier 3 trigger job , add a auto bolt release for less than $40, the bonus is you get a 2.5 lb trigger and spend less than a BX1 would cost.

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PhilF: Terrific idea! I've had work done by Brimstone before and it was great. I'd forgotten all about them. Thanks for the reminder.
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Let us know how it turns out. Just as an aside, I use a Kidd bolt buffer in both of my 10/22's, seems to me the action of the buffer "softens" the bolt's impact at the point when cooking occurs, lessening the vibration & bounce. Can't prove it but I would think cocking would be gentler and more positive than bouncing the bolt off a steel pin. Any of the bolt buffers will work, I just use the Kidd because I liked the design.
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this may sound goofy

but have you cleaned the assembly well?

sometimes residue finds its way into cracks and crevices that can cause jamming of intricate parts; especially in those tiny little recesses where tiny trigger springs reside.
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