This gun is a Ruger 77, the older version with the Tang Safety. This gun belongs to my Trusty Wife, and itís a 7x57, but that doesnít matter. The stock has been shortened for her, and redone/slimmed down.. It looks like a Custom Rifle/Stock.
Iím getting it ready for hunting season, and working the Bolt, when I noticed that although it cocks on opening, it UNCOCKS when I close the bolt.
I hadda few anxious moments, but I finally took it apart, and found a problem with the TRIGGER. Nope, it wasnít adjustment. There is a PIN that the Trigger hinges on, and that PIN was out part way to one side. It didnít come out because it was stopped by the stock, or if you will, the ďtrigger slotĒ in the stock.
Nonetheless, it appears the trigger was binding, and not released enough for to hold the firing pin in the bolt back when I closed the bolt. (It was like if I pulled the trigger when I closed the bolt, which UNcocks it.)
I pushed the pin back in line and gun worked fine, UNTIL it came out AGAIN. What to do? I dunno, but I put Blue Lock-Tight on both ends of that PIN. I pushed it out part way and put it on the pin where it stuck out on one side, and in the hole on the other side where the Pin was pushed in slightly. Then I pushed it back in line, and let it dry.
So far, this seems to have solved the problem, but Iím wondering what is SPOSE to hold that Pin in there. (Is it Friction? A Press Fit?.)
And WHY, that purported Genius Bill Ruger, would Design, Manufacture, and SELL what at this point, seems to me, to be, a PP, Mickey Mouse, Prone to trouble,,, way to make a trigger.
Beyond that, I theenk I might need a better FIX. Anybody know about this? Have any INFO, or suggestions? To share???
Thanks if you do.
Smitty of the North