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Shadowrider

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I've officially accomplished the unpossible.

Last night I was breaking my J Frame snubbie down to install an Apex carry kit in it and of course something has to be difficult. There's always something. That something was the hammer would not just fall out like it's supposed to. Yes I was doing it right, the trigger was all the way to the rear and nothing was hanging on any part of the periphery of the hammer and it was rolled all the way back. It was spinning freely on it's pin just like it's supposed to but was stuck to it for some reason.

So I'm tapping on it and prying on it (carefully) and getting very little progress. I ascertained that there was probably a groove worn into the pivot hole of the hammer and it didn't want to let go of it's mating mark on the hammer pin. Anyway I'm messing with it, and it lets go suddenly when I'm pulling on both sides of it with my big meats that are full of thumbs. And so, as it clears the frame it plops down on the bench and the sear lands a few inches away. And of course the sear spring launched itself into never never land.

The unpossible happened this morning right in between cups of coffee and right before I was fixing to order a couple new springs from Brownells. I found it..On the floor..Under the bench. I mean I had looked there and all, but it kinda made a "Kennedy magic Carcano bullet like" path to get there. I just noticed a spec that was out of place and there it lay. I probably used a half of a CR123 battery shining in that very area last night looking for it.

As it turned out the pin was the culprit. Not the smoothest. The hole in the hammer looked really good as did all the surfaces on the internals that matter. I'm pleasantly surprised that the MIM parts are this nice actually. Not going to touch any of it with stoning, polishing or anything. Just good lube and hopefully a lot of snaps on live ammo. 'Cept for that damn pin. It's getting its ass sanded some.

Here's the proof... :mosh:

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I launched the spring when installing a pivot pin detent on an AR 15. I heard it land across the living room and I'll be danged if I didn't find it in a few seconds.
lol my go to move is to do the scared rabbit just FREEZE and listen. most times you can hear and go RIGHT to where it landed. but when they start playing plinko and bouncing off multiple surfaces or rolling, forget about it.
 

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