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308-1 Converting but Factory Setup DIFFERENT

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Decided to start my conversion today...

...Discovered I DO NOT have the (2) pins to drill out (they hold the trigger, transfer bar, and retention spring)...

...they are not there!


I understand the 308 is different (has the weird trigger placement) than the 223, but???

The retention spring is around the re-most removable pin that holds the trigger, sear and disconnect.

The forward removable pin holds the hammer, and hammer spring.

The retention spring WORKS!



I Cannot get either of the two retaining pins out because the spring is still in place.

I've tried to move the spring to the side or up to clear the slot in either of the pins, no go...


HELP... :ded:


Any thoughts on how to proceed....

Anyone else ran into this situation...



Edited by CaptLouie

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You're correct, the 308 conversion is different (easier) than the x39 or .223 ones.

To get the retainer spring out, I used a piece of stiff wire bent in a J to pull on the end that's on top of the hammer pin. One little trick for the hammer/spring (the big coiled-wire one) is to pull the ends up and cross them behind the hammer "ears". That takes the tension off the pin and makes it much easier to get it in and out of the gun.

Hope that makes sense. If not, say so and I'll try and post some pics.




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Hook the hammer spring and pull it up enough to get the hammer pivot pin out.


After it's out, there'll be less pressure on the trigger pivot pin.


You may have to get some needle nose pliers in there.

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THANKS for the info. guys... :rolleyes:

Makes sense to me, just wanted some "experienced input" before I %$#&ed something up.



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