OH NO! My safety went limp

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by joncutt87, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    I disassembled my sks last night, and now that it's back together my safety isn't working. It's just limp.
     
  2. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    If the lock piece that captures the trigger guard is not fully engaged into the trigger guard, the safety will get floppy bc its binding the spring. flip the gun over with the trigger guard upwards (assuming you have no scopes on it) and push down on the trigger guard, it will snap into place. Some are harder than others and make sure the safety is flipped to the on position before doing so. You may need to pull the trigger guard off and try again.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012

  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I just noticed your web site Helix, Nice!
     
  4. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    The spring is there
     
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    They make Viagra and Cialis for that.. ;)
     
  6. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    :banghead: they can be a real pain sometimes.
     
  7. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    I've pulled the guard off several times, there isn't tension on the spring. It just slides around a bit, and I thought that I had it working at one point. Turned out that it wasn't fully seated
     
  8. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    Found where the spring is bent
     
  9. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    Took the safety out, and got it working good enough for now
     
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