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Old September 19, 2020, 07:02 PM   #1
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High Standard Model A help needed

I am working on restoring a Model A pistol, and have reached a stumbling block with the sear spring. I cannot get it installed. The pistol came to me partially assembled, with the sear and pin installed without the spring. I got a spring from my parts stash but cannot get it in. I am trying to install the spring with the bent leg pressing on the front face of the sear, and the long leg against the upper part of the frame. Don’t know if this is correct as I haven’t seen a picture or drawing of one installed.

Can you help? Know any people with a good working knowledge of this pistol?

Thanks for any help.

Horace “Steve” Steven

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Old September 20, 2020, 01:37 AM   #2
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I don't know the answer to your problem but, if it were me, I'd delete my phone number and email address from a public posting that everyone in the world can see.
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Old September 20, 2020, 10:16 AM   #3
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I agree, not good to post your info here with all the anti people around.
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Old September 20, 2020, 12:58 PM   #4
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I dont have an idea, but welcome to the forum!!
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Old September 20, 2020, 09:35 PM   #5
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Pistol finished

I have successfully gotten the pistol together. I got the sear spring in by tying the spring down with thin (1/32 dia ) soft iron wire compressing it enough to get into place so the pin could start in, displace the slave pin, and go into place. Then I broke the wire out with long nose pliers and pulled it out, releasing the sear spring onto its place.

Thanks for the help

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Old September 21, 2020, 07:58 AM   #6
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Glad you fixed it. Good job.
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Old September 21, 2020, 03:59 PM   #7
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Thanks for coming back and telling us "the rest of the story".

Lots of us lurk in these threads and its nice to know how things worked out.
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