Another problem... Loose pin

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  1. AK_User

    AK_User XDTalk 100 Member

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    Well well, the Pin that appears to retain the trigger keeps backing out.. I have to continuously tap it back in with a hammer. The pin I am talking about is located directly above the trigger, and it protrudes out from the other side of the receiver (Texas ERTD receiver) .

    It appears there isn't anything to hold this pin securely in place, any ideas?

    :confused:

     
  2. blefferd

    blefferd XDTalk 2K Member

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    sounds like your retaining plate or wire is either not installed or installed incorrectly.

    do this

    Unload the firearm,
    pop the dust cover off
    Remove the recoil spring, bolt carrier and bolt
    Look down into the receiver where your Trigger group, hammer and Hammer spring are located and you should see a small wire type clip or a retaining plate that holds the axis pins in.

    it should be riding in the grove on the axis pin if not reinstall it so that it is, or get some small hitch pins
     
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    AK_User XDTalk 100 Member

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    Ah. I see. What hitch pins are you referring to?

    The retaining wire is all bent up.. doesn't look right IMO. EIther it's just me, or the QC department over at IOI really sucks. Well.. the firing pin was bad in it to begin with, so maybe it's just IOI.
     
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    blefferd XDTalk 2K Member

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    can you take a picture of it and post it? some just look bent up but thats normal lol

    im not sure which size hitch pins people use they are tiny, i normally use the tapco wire retainers or a retainer plate
     
  5. FloridaPhil

    FloridaPhil XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    The retainer plate is the way to go. Fit and forget. Very cheap fix too.
     
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    blefferd XDTalk 2K Member

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    i agree when i first started using the wire's (I was using the plates lol) i used to get so mad trying to get them installed. i would bend them all to hell trying to get them in then i found a picture that has been posted here before of the differnt types of wires and how they are installed. I printed it out and posted it above my work bench and has been smooth sailing since!

    i can change them out fairly quick now with a large flathead screw driver!
     
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    FloridaPhil XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    PICS or it didn't happen!!! ;)
     
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    einheit 13 XDTalk 5K Member Founding Member

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    stolen from nalioth...:cool:
    [​IMG]
     
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    blefferd XDTalk 2K Member

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    thats the exact one lol^^^^

    I should probably save it to my HD
     
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    nalioth XDTalk 2K Member

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    Take your pivot pins down the hardware store with you to measure. I use a 3/16" hitch pin (not a hairpin type)
    [​IMG]
     
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    blefferd XDTalk 2K Member

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    good idea, never thought of that
     
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    I had that problem the first time I tried to reassemble the trigger group. Those little hitch pins look so much more user friendly.
     
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    einheit 13 XDTalk 5K Member Founding Member

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    Thats kinda funny. My twin 12yo boys can strip an AK down to nothing and back again like its second nature. they tell me that the part they enjoy the most is installing the shepards crook because you can install it 3 different ways or use 3 different styles of crooks. :cool: you guys give up too easy
     
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    FloridaPhil XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    Nah, I'm just dumber than a fifth grader. A man's gotta know his limitations!

     

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