Disassembly Help Needed
Posted 15 March 2005 - 01:34 PM
The Savage was a tight fit and once I got it on and cocked the actuator back it will not release. No amount of trigger pressure would do it. fidgeting with all controls wont get it to release. So I removed the safety and the rocker pivot and eventually the rocker as well. The bolt would move somewhat but will not go full forward. Attempting to slide the lower frame back is obviously taking the bolt with it as I can only slide it so far before the spring kicks it forward. Out of desperation/frustration I removed the pivot plate ( maybe not a good move) I was able to get some more movement by being able to move the trigger around but am still stuck.
Posted 15 March 2005 - 02:43 PM
Posted 15 March 2005 - 05:17 PM
Not with a F/A tommy but with an A5 . I (unfortunatley removed the pivot plate too )
My A5 locked up just as your WH did and after four months at Kahr (during which time nothing happened)
I finally told them to ship it back to me and I'd do it myself.
The bottom line was (according to the techs at Kahr) I would have to cut the trigger at the top most portion of the
lower frame and then pull the trigger piecies out the bottom of the frame.
This would allow the other parts to fall and free up the bolt so that the gun could be disassembled.
Kahr couldn't do it , or so they said , because their top tech was out on extended sick leave!
Anyway it's easy to do , but be careful not to scratch the frame and of course you'll need a new trigger.
After I did that the A5 worked but still had function issues so PK made it all better (thanks again PK)
Of course you could send it to PK and forget about doing it yourself.
Posted 15 March 2005 - 05:55 PM
Posted 15 March 2005 - 06:13 PM
Don’t ever remove the pivot plate when the bolt is cocked.
Big difference between semi's and FA guns
Posted 15 March 2005 - 10:42 PM
Thompson rule number 10. Don't ever remove the pivot plate with the bolt cocked.
Posted 16 March 2005 - 10:09 AM
One question though you were just joking right ,about thinking of losing the WH receiver to "save the Savage lower" ?
I mean even if all the parts in the lower were for some strange reason welded together it would still be at least twenty times
less expensive to mill off all of the lower to save a transferable WH receiver
And as far as i know Savage lowers in very good shape are readily available .
Sorry to state the obvious, if you were kidding.
Posted 16 March 2005 - 02:43 PM
Alhough I did only lose a trigger from my blunder I did not learn the cuase of my problem. I don't see what held up the bolt when everyhing appeared to function correctly when dissassembled. Seems it would have to be the sear but I couldn't see why.