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I installed a McCormick trigger, sear, and hammer in my Daly. Everything went in easy and the trigger function is much improved. However, now the grip safety doesn't work. Did I put something back together wrong or does the grip safety need to be modified for the new parts?



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Originally posted by AKM:
I installed a McCormick trigger, sear, and hammer in my Daly. Everything went in easy and the trigger function is much improved. However, now the grip safety doesn't work. Did I put something back together wrong or does the grip safety need to be modified for the new parts?


When you say that the Grip Safety doesn't work, exactly what isn't working?

Is it not blocking the trigger from moving to the rear? Is it not disengaging afr enough, and allowing the trigger to move back?

If it is the first, the tang needs to be lengthened by careful peening, and re-filing, and if it's the second, then file slightly to provide clearance when the safety is depressed.

The new parts could be slightly off from what was installed, or it may be assembled incorrectly, though not likely.

More description would help.
 

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Upon a careful examination of the geometry of the parts, I realize that the trigger isn't moving far enough forward to allow the grip safety to engage. Since I already have a tiny amount of takeup in the trigger, I don't really want to adjust it to add more takeup to fix this. I realize that gunsmiths are reluctant to recommend that someone start filing on safety parts (and rightfully so) but it seems that my problem will be fixed if I file a few thousandths off the tang so that it can swing down and block the trigger.

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Originally posted by AKM:
...but it seems that my problem will be fixed if I file a few thousandths off the tang so that it can swing down and block the trigger.

If you are sure that your trigger is adjusted properly with regard to take-up, then your solution above is correct.
 

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AKM:

I discussed this on my website during our July 30th section. Use the link below and then scroll down to the July 30th section. It should help....(it's pretty detailed)
http://www.roderuscustom.tzo.com/Progress.htm



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OK, a few quick strokes with a file and my grip safety is back in business.


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