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Old September 28, 2011, 01:47 PM   #1
Doyle
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Need Savage MKII (or similar expert)

I've got a Savage Stiker Sport which is essentially a pistol shaped version of a left-handed MKII. I bought it 2nd hand.

About 40% of the time, cycling the bolt does not put the firing pin into battery. If I push forward on the trigger as I cycle the bolt, the failure rate drops to about 20%. The bolt is exceptionally clean, so I know it isn't gunk causing the trouble.

I know that one of the tricks used by MK II (pre-accutriger) owners is to clip small sections off of the trigger spring to lighten the trigger pull. Since this pistol has a very light pull, I'm thinking the original owner may have done this - perhaps too much.

My question is this: Does anybody know if the trigger spring has any affect on the little "nub" ((for lack of a more technical word) that engages the bolt piece that pushes the firing pin back? I'm thinking that little nub isn't getting pushed up enough to grab the firing pin.
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Old September 29, 2011, 08:31 AM   #2
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Thing a ma bob

Ya , it's probably that or the thing a ma jig isn't working properly . Or maybe it's the what cha ma call it !
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Old September 29, 2011, 09:00 AM   #3
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Well, I took it apart this morning and it was in fact the thing-a-ma-jig. There is a set screw that pushes up on the seer spring. Taking a couple of turns of slack out of it pushes the trigger forward with just a little more pressure which keeps the seer (I found out that's what the nub was) engaged. It increased the trigger pull slightly but it is still quite pleasant.
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