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Adalwulf

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Mauser HSc (1942) trigger spring placement
« on: September 20, 2017, 04:16:23 PM »
I cannot for the life of me figure out how to correctly place this trigger spring. Can someone tell me how, or show me a picture of how the trigger spring is supposed to correctly sit? Thanks!
Here is a picture of the problem: https://imgur.com/a/bwWHK
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Re: Mauser HSc (1942) trigger spring placement
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 05:14:38 PM »
I found these, what is the end of the trigger spring holding onto around the corner??

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Re: Mauser HSc (1942) trigger spring placement
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 05:50:12 PM »
What is this spring sitting on so it retains tension? I don't get this at all.

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Re: Mauser HSc (1942) trigger spring placement
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 06:10:04 PM »
Where do I go from here? Where do I secure it? Sorry for all these posts, it's just frustrating as all hell.

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Re: Mauser HSc (1942) trigger spring placement
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 08:30:03 PM »
Looks like you got it.  The long end of the Trigger Spring sits in a groove on the bottom of the Trigger Bar, nothing secures it but the Spring tension.  You can almost see that on the first photo in your Reply #1.  Then the Trigger Bar is put in place on the Trigger pin and over the Spring end.  Be sure the Hammer is cocked before you drop the rear end of the Trigger Bar in place.
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Re: Mauser HSc (1942) trigger spring placement
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 10:33:59 PM »
Looks like you got it.  The long end of the Trigger Spring sits in a groove on the bottom of the Trigger Bar, nothing secures it but the Spring tension.  You can almost see that on the first photo in your Reply #1.  Then the Trigger Bar is put in place on the Trigger pin and over the Spring end.  Be sure the Hammer is cocked before you drop the rear end of the Trigger Bar in place.


I've tried putting the trigger bar over it (so the trigger spring sits in the groove on the underside of the trigger bar) and it only works in single action now.
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Re: Mauser HSc (1942) trigger spring placement
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 03:41:58 AM »
Are you sure the Hammer was cocked before you installed the Trigger Bar?

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Re: Mauser HSc (1942) trigger spring placement
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017, 12:24:18 PM »
Yeah the hammer was cocked when I reinstalled the trigger bar. It's still not retaining any tension. The trigger spring end is just sliding across the frame. Pistol only works in single action mode now. May have to visit a gunsmith once I get my new wolff spring in, unless there is a guide somewhere on how to install these frustrating little guys.

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Re: Mauser HSc (1942) trigger spring placement
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2017, 04:51:10 PM »
The gunsmith option would seem the best at this point since I feel we can't go any further troubleshooting through this medium.

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Re: Mauser HSc (1942) trigger spring placement
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 06:55:29 PM »
Got the spring from wolff and installed it myself like how you described and my HSc is back in perfect working order. Thanks so much for your help Warbird!

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Re: Mauser HSc (1942) trigger spring placement
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2017, 11:13:10 PM »
Congratulations!  No mention of any difficulty inserting the Trigger Hinge Pin which is usually the toughest part of replacing the Spring because of its center undercut.  You must have an excellent mechanical sense.  In any case, glad you got your HSc working properly and also glad to help!
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