Wildcat Question

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    likkitysplyt
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    I was adjusting the trigger on my Wildcat Mk1 today and apparently I have lost a pin from the block … don't even know what it goes to. On the side of the block there are 3 pins (straight silver metal pins that go from one side of the block to the other) located close to the Safety lever. Apparently while I was adjusting the trigger the middle pin fell out … I really didn't think they were that loose, but I guess they were. I have the trigger adjusted fairly well but a little lighter than I wanted. Does any one know what that middle pin does? I know the one in the rear will dump the inner workings of the trigger and the hammer out if it comes out, but I don't know what the second middle pin holds in place. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks in advance.

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    PerkyVal
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    Maybe this will help. It's the FX support page and all you need to do is select the Wildcat

     

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    jking
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    I've had mine apart plenty of times. To me it seemed like a stop for the sear so that it can't rotate the wrong direction too far. I could be wrong but I'll sure look at it closer next time.

    Jimmy

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    likkitysplyt
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    Thanks Val and Jimmy, the support page just gave a part number for the pins which is good to order a new one with … but the gun appears to be working fine without that pin in place … still, I'm sure they don't just put pins in the block for no reason at all.

    Hey Jim, if I was able to order a new pin from FX USA do you think I would have to dump all the internals of the block to put it in??? or maybe just slide a new one in to keep the sear from over traveling in the wrong direction. The way it looks to me, the only thing that was holding that pin in was the stock and when you take it out of the stock it just slides right out. I've looked all over the floor and can't find it. The gun is shooting great with half inch groups at 65 yards even with the pin missing. Maybe I'll call Ernest up tomorrow and see what he says if I can reach him.

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    jking
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    I think as long as you have the gun turned upside down it'll slide in without issues. You might get a surprise one of these days if it's not in place. Just the way my luck would go. I bet a little grease would hold it in place better than being dry also. Mine are loose too but sometimes when you want them to they won't fall out. lol, again just my luck..

    PS, wonder if one of the heavier paper clips would work cut to length.

    Jimmy

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    likkitysplyt
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    Methinks I will try the heavy paperclip route until I can get another pin from FX. You say just slide it in with the gun upside down???

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    capefeargunr
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    Yes the paper clip should work fine until you receive the pin. And Jimmy is right, with the gun upside down it should slide right in. With any luck when you cut the paper clip it will leave it pinched off that might help hold it in. When you put the new pin in put a little adhesive on one end to help keep it from dropping out. Just a little dab on one end of the pin.

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    capefeargunr
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    Loctite makes a couple of glues that are thicker than normal. One is the Super Glue Ultragel Control. Being a gel it shouldn’t run where you don’t want it to. 

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    likkitysplyt
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    Val, Jim, Cape Fear … you guys are great … thanks for the care, concern, help and good ideas, will be getting in touch with FX this morning and hopefully have a new pin in soon. I only live about 175 miles from Wilmington so it shouldn't be a big thing … again, thanks!

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    jking
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    Good to hear that you got it going your way….. and thanks for the attaboy..

    Jimmy

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