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Old January 13, 2018, 20:48   #1
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Need some info about M14 trigger.

A friend has a Norinco M14 that he brought to me. It appears to be on a brown fiberglass GI stock. He asked me to take a look at it because he inherited it. The trigger has an issue. The hammer follows the bolt home. If I cycle the action and hold the trigger down the sear does not reset. I have no experience with the M14 being a FAL guy. Can anyone help me troubleshoot this, so I can figure out how to fix it.
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Old January 13, 2018, 22:07   #2
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Here is a link to a m14 forums thread covering a trigger reset issue.
http://m14forum.com/m14/122740-trigg...setting-2.html

First, check to see that the trigger group functions properly outside of the stock. If it does, then you have a problem either with a clearance issue or stock dimensions.
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Old January 14, 2018, 17:12   #3
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Good info thanks. I pulled the trigger out and it works properly cycling with fingers, but when installed back in rifle doesn’t work properly. It does have the wide M14 sear, but I couldn’t find where it was dragging on the stock. It is a GI M14 stock that has the relief for it on the right, so maybe he needs a different stock. Maybe try a M1 garland sear.
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Old January 14, 2018, 17:37   #4
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Some more details that may help, maybe not.

http://m14forum.com/gus-fisher/10703...1-s-m14-s.html



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Old January 26, 2018, 22:53   #5
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Anyone have any information?
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Old January 27, 2018, 19:32   #6
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Brother CTW, Try this: Put the trigger assembly in question in another fully functioning M-14 clone. Note the difficulty or lack of difficulty when doing this. You might not be able to completely secure it in the other rifle with the stock on SO DO NOT FORCE IT. However, if it fits, see if the problem goes to the other rifle. If it does, something in the trigger assembly is the culprit. If not, then there is another problem with the Chinese rifle.

Then, put the other rifle's trigger assembly into the rifle with the problem. See if the problem replicates with this "new" one installed. If the problem still occurs, swap stocks.

Doing so should be able to help you eliminate the problem trigger assembly or stock or other.

See if this helps and then let us know.

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Old January 27, 2018, 23:54   #7
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Thanks Jarhead thatís good advice. Iím attending a shoot tomorrow at my gun club. Iíll bring it with me and see if anyone has an M1A there. Thanks
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Old January 28, 2018, 16:32   #8
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Ok so today I took the trigger assembley from my friends SA rifle that functions fine and installed it into my friends gun. It functioned the same way with his trigger assembly installed. No sear reset!! I looke in the stock where the sear sits and I can see the sear and hammer through the hole where the selector cutout is. It is not touching anything.
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Old January 31, 2018, 05:54   #9
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Most common problem keeping an M14 trigger from resetting is actually the very top of the trigger making contact with the stock and not allowing it full movement.
Remove your trigger group from the stock. Look at the stock from the bottom and you will notice a small channel under the area where the rear of the trigger group contacts the stock. Often times the front 1/3 of this channel needs to be deepened a frogs whisker to make your rifle happy.

This photo shows the contact area that needs to be relieved.



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Old February 06, 2018, 13:34   #10
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Most common problem keeping an M14 trigger from resetting is actually the very top of the trigger making contact with the stock and not allowing it full movement.
Remove your trigger group from the stock. Look at the stock from the bottom and you will notice a small channel under the area where the rear of the trigger group contacts the stock. Often times the front 1/3 of this channel needs to be deepened a frogs whisker to make your rifle happy.

This photo shows the contact area that needs to be relieved.



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Art very good info thanks. Iíll give it a shot.
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I think you will be pleased.
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Old February 13, 2018, 14:47   #12
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I'm no great rifle smith or anything but

Have you locked the trigger group into the receiver without the stock and cycled the action ?

Watch your fingers though , if your fingers aren't scared while doing this they should be
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