So now we move on from the ejectors to having a go at the sear spring I showed you back on the first page:
After an hour or two of work to try to repair the spring we had this:
Claudio thinks it was buggered by someone at some point, although he's not sure why. Suspects they might have been trying to change the trigger pull without really understanding what they were doing.
I think we can all agree.....crap! So it's time to make a new one. To start, a small piece of spring steel gets annealed and attached to a slave plate, squared:
Then the inside and outside of the dovetail insert gets milled, a few thousands oversize to allow proper hand fitting:
Stone the inside while the piece is properly supported.
Mill the double spring taper: