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Perazzi MX8 trigger problem

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by baum4444, Aug 23, 2011.

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  1. baum4444

    baum4444 TS Member

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    I have a removable trigger group on a Perazzi where the front came out as I was inserting it and the back went into place and now I can not get it to move at all. Have put alot of effort into it with no results. Would appreciate any suggestions from someone who may have seen this happen before. Thanks.
  2. vpr80

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    Instead of the usual holding the safety up and pulling the back down, have you tried to pull down on the front of the trigger that didn't make it in the receiver (still hold the safety up)?

    Seems a bit strange since there is really nothing there to hold it in there that tight.
  3. baum4444

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    Thanks, but have tried that. It is in there really tight. Don't undertand why.
  4. twcpdc

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    Take off the stock so you can see if any thing is there to cause a problem. You may be able to push it out from the top. Tom
  5. Steve W

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    Is the cocking bar (#112) under the cocking foot (#164) ?
  6. vpr80

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    Just a thought, but pull the stock and post a picture. One of the pros should spot the problem ASAP.
  7. Ajax

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    Were the barrels on the gun and opened when you did this?

    Ajax
  8. baum4444

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    I believe the cocking bar is under the cocking foot. Also, the hammers are cocked.
  9. Allen-MX8

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    I don't have the answer, but I sure would be interested in knowing the answer.

    I have an older MX-8 and have removed the trigger group numerous times with no problems removing or inserting. While I don't know what is best, I always remove it when the hammers are cocked.

    Sure hope you found out what to do and let us know. Thanks.

    Allen
  10. baum4444

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    Picture of trigger problem

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    Picture of problem
  12. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Put a piece of cloths line through the trigger guard and while holding the trigger release fully forward, yank on the cloths line and the trigger will come out. If you tried to open the gun while the trigger was put in cockeyed like that, you more then likely bent the cocking rod.
  13. BigM-Perazzi

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    The cocking feet are jammed up against the hammers. Notice the extreme compression of the springs.
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    So far, all I can come up with is..

    How did you do that???

    I'm assuming you've got the barrels off...
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    on second thought, I think what's hanging it up is the trigger retention plunger on the back. I've been able to duplicate the same thing, less the jammed hammers.

    It may be that the safety's forward motion is blocked by the trigger..

    You might be able to drift the pin in the back of the receiver and release it...

    watch out for the spring!

    good luck!
  16. TOOLMAKER 251

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    The cocking bar is bent and jambed up against the cocking feet, I have seen this happen to another person who was not paying attention when re-installing his trigger. The cocking bar will have to come out to be straightened out. All this happened when he opened the gun while the trigger was in that position.
  17. BigM-Perazzi

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    makes sense looking at how the hammers are jammed fully back against the trigger frame...

    but, he seems to still not be able to pull the trigger out...
  18. Barry C. Roach

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    Can any more damage be done by tapping it out?
  19. claybuster38

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    If you can drive the pin out of the hammers with a drift, that will relieve the pressure. the back is latched so the galling would take place on the cocking feetand the rod. Marv
  20. Steve W

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    Try slowly lower both hammers (not to break firing pins, due to hammer angle is off), this should let the cocking bar move forward to clear both cocking feet.
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