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I bought 3 new sear springs, but here’s what happened:

I disassembled my German 226, and the sear spring came out from under the pin. I’ve never had this happen before. It’s a used gun, and I’ve never replaced the sear spring. Anyone else have this issue?

Also, are there any tools you can buy that are v shaped? I don’t want to spend $40 on the sig armorer tool. Thanks!


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If you're just having to set the leg of the sear spring under the fixed pin, a small screwdriver will suffice. Or, you could grind/file a notch in the blade of a small screwdriver.


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Is it common for the seat spring to unseat itself during field stripping?


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It is not common. Cases have been reported here where the pin that restrains the spring tail have come loose from the frame.
 
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It is not common. Cases have been reported here where the pin that restrains the spring tail have come loose from the frame.


Losing the sear spring pin happened to me long ago with a P226, so you should ensure that the pin is still firmly in place.

I have never heard, however, of the spring’s slipping out of place when the gun was field stripped. Check to see as well that the spring isn’t broken.

For a tool to manipulate the sear spring, it’s easy to modify a small screwdriver or, as pictured at upper right below, a magnetic tool tip. A small Dremel cutoff wheel works perfectly for the purpose.





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Thanks for everyone’s help. I found a tool from a watch repair kit that works perfectly.


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Thanks for everyone’s help. I found a tool from a watch repair kit that works perfectly.


Can you point me in the direction of that tool???
 
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Trust me, you don't need a special tool for this job.


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Although not necessary because needle nose pliers or even a small straight tip screwdriver will work, the old SIG armorer tool has a screwdriver-like tip with a small notch cut into the tip. That helps prevent the spring leg from slipping off when being manipulated. I modified a small Brownells Magnatip screwdriver blade by cutting a small notch with a Dremel cutoff wheel.




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