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Violated my rule. $155 '76 that needed work. Had a poorly repaired stock, cycled stiff, missing rear sight elevator, that was it. Had the hood and the hammer extension. Went home, cycled 5x times with ammo, hammer went to halfcock 2x, fullcock 3x, all rounds fired with good, centered primer strikes. I took it apart. Everything was tight/new/with no oil. Screws unbuggered except for barrel band around forend. Hammerspring is untouched. That is just grease on the receiver. The gun is new. The carrier does not even rotate easily on just its bare screw. Even with oil on the screw. Could not get the triggerplate in. Binds an inch forward of the trigger in the shiny spot. Regardless of how I try to get it in. Took the carrier out to make sure nothing was in there. Still binds. Bigger hammer?????? Really big hammer?????? Don't want to bend the triggerplate. If/when this goes back together, I will take off the flat hammer extension to see if that affects cocking.

 

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I have had some really difficult ones as well. A few taps with a hammer here and there...I usually work it from the other end though. Good luck and I doubt you will bend anything.
 

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I tapped it in with a small chunk of 2x4. Took a little back and forth knocking to line up the screws. The carrier screw had loctite on it. Scraped it off. Lubed and assembled. Went out the back door, loaded 6 rounds into the tube and fired into the yard, no issues. Not perfectly smooth, needs the lever cycled a few hundred times I think. Thanks.
 

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Wreckhog, Flat Top's suggestion to deburr the edges was right on taeget. May I suggest a small to medium deadblow hammer or a hammer with plastic striking faces, these are very easy on blueing and other surfaces you don't want mess up. take care, John.
 

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On to the buttstock. Had a touch of vertical wiggle. Liked the look when the butt was pushed down a little. Jammed a bit of paper between the tang and the stock. That seemed to butterfly the stock enough that the vertical wiggle became a horizontal wiggle. Obviously I should epoxy and screw the stock together. But I won't because I prefer just to find another buttstock. Til then, what is the wisdom on wrapping tape around this thing?
 
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