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August 25, 2000, 14:47
I would like to replace my STG 58 selector switch with an L1A1 switch. Is this an easy thing to do? If it is something easily done, where can I get the L1A1 selector switch?
[ August 07, 2001: Message edited by: EMDII ]
Dan at VOW
August 25, 2000, 20:40
Check with Larry F/N, he used to have them and they were done right. Dan
August 25, 2000, 22:14
It will work if you change to the Israeli trigger group and grind/file down the stop pin on the outside of the lower receiver.The angle of the fire selector where it contacts the trigger parts is the same for the inch parts and the Israeli parts.Most other metric trigger groups,(stg-58),use a different angle on the selector.
Cut the blue wire! Erik
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August 03, 2001, 22:41
moved to FAQ
August 04, 2001, 08:22
It's even easier than grinding the pin off. All you need do is place a flat tip screwdriver squarely against the stop pin, tap it solidly two or three times and the pin will snap off flush with the body of the receiver(You can always replace the pin if you want to change back to Metric selectors). Slap a touch of cold blue on it and you are done. I've done it twice now and it works like a charm. TAPCO has the selectors for $15.00 plus shipping. HTH!
August 04, 2001, 08:47
Now, we's gettin' down to the nitty gritty of what's WECSOG!
August 04, 2001, 09:26
Seems to me that grinding, cutting, and filing the selector has a far greater potential to draw blood or do damage to the surrounding area. Just look at the number of tools involved. 2 maybe 3 taps on the pin, please. What kind of a story could that make?
Get out the Dremel and go to work on the selector.
August 04, 2001, 14:05
If you elongate the hole, its ruined. Just modify the selecor. Or I sell them already done for metric guns for $50. Directions in my workbook
August 04, 2001, 16:40
Tapping the stop pin will not elongate the hole! The whole operation will only cost you the price of an unmodified selector switch from TAPCO or whoever you buy it from. You do not have to resort to the cost of a modified selector. Your choice though, $14.00 for a straight L1A1 or $50.00 for the modified unit.Regards,
Jim :D :D :D :D
[ August 04, 2001: Message edited by: Master Blaster ]
January 10, 2003, 18:58
... and 20 bucks for a new receiver if you botch it. Tap out the pin. I did it once, super simple. The inch selector drops right in. The only thing is either the pistol grip needs to be relieved a little because the back of the selector will hit it, or just file the back edge/corner of the selector (which is cleaner than gnawing on plastic).
Very simple and quick.
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