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Old October 23rd, 2010, 08:44 AM   #1
 
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Volquartzen troubleshooting ?

Hey - new to site - have enjoyed thus far.

Put in a volaquartsen trigger, hammer & sear kit in a mkIII and loved it and decided my old MkII needed. Now - having trouble.

Looks like everything is back together correctly but when I pull the trigger - nothing - trigger moves back and feels like it has never been cocked. I get spring pressure from the trigger plunge spring but it doesnt feel as if the sear is under any pressure or is engaged. Mag in - mag out - same

bolt pulls back and locks in place (mag in) - mag release depressed bolt comes forward, safey remained in F position - trigger pull and NADA

Do I have the sear or hammer installed incorrectly ??



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It's pretty hard to get the hammer or sear in wrong but the sear spring is quite easy to install incorrectly. The long bottom leg goes between the frame and sear spring cross pin. The long leg is flush with the frame and the short top leg must be in front of the sear. This makes the sear spring back to capture the hammer's sear notch.

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Hey - new to site - have enjoyed thus far.

Put in a volaquartsen trigger, hammer & sear kit in a mkIII and loved it and decided my old MkII needed. Now - having trouble.

Looks like everything is back together correctly but when I pull the trigger - nothing - trigger moves back and feels like it has never been cocked. I get spring pressure from the trigger plunge spring but it doesnt feel as if the sear is under any pressure or is engaged. Mag in - mag out - same

bolt pulls back and locks in place (mag in) - mag release depressed bolt comes forward, safey remained in F position - trigger pull and NADA

Do I have the sear or hammer installed incorrectly ??
Have you tried backing off on the pretravel screw?
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This has been a fun project. Picked up a beat up Ruger Mark II stainless target model with 10" bull barrell. The finish was incredibly ugly - the person I got it from attempted to polish it but ended up with uneven bright splotches on the whole gun.

I took the gun completey apart and sandblasted it and put it back using Volquartsen innards. I was going to repolish the outside and have it look all shiny but I kinda liked thye dull sandblasted finish.

I had the bipod and scope from an old gun I rarely shoot so on they went. Got the grips from an old guy at a gun show for 30.00 bucks

Got it sighted in yesterday and am shooting baseball sized groups at 100 yards. my 11 yo likes it cause it "looks beastly"

Eventually would like to out on a suppressor but a little pricey for me now
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