Introduction

When replacing the firing mechanism spring, oiled parts and small parts will be in abundance.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure the safety is on! Place the carbine with the saddle ring and leather thong facing upwards. Locate the screw head on the cocking lever.
  • Make sure the safety is on!

  • Place the carbine with the saddle ring and leather thong facing upwards.

  • Locate the screw head on the cocking lever.

  • There should be one on either side of the saddle ring and one on the cocking lever assembly.

  • Place a #2 Phillips Screwdriver in the 11/16ths of an inch, matte black screw on the cocking lever assembly. Twist with a counter-clockwise motion.

  • Completely remove the screws.

  • Be wary of the black washers on the other side of the Carbine. Be sure to keep track of them once they fall out after the screws are removed

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Remove the cocking lever by placing your dominant hand’s fingers through the cocking lever handle. With your fingers in the handle, slide the lever towards the butt of the carbine.
  • Remove the cocking lever by placing your dominant hand’s fingers through the cocking lever handle.

  • With your fingers in the handle, slide the lever towards the butt of the carbine.

  • Finally, pull the cocking lever and carbine in opposite directions to replace the cocking lever.

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Once the cocking lever is removed, place the carbine with the saddle ring facing upwards. Locate the screws on either side of the saddle ring.
  • Once the cocking lever is removed, place the carbine with the saddle ring facing upwards.

  • Locate the screws on either side of the saddle ring.

  • Using a #2 Phillips Screwdriver, twist in a counter-clockwise motion.

  • Completely remove the two screws.

  • Be wary of the two washers on the other side of the Carbine. Be sure to keep track of them once they fall out after the screws are removed

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Now rotate your carbine so the top of the carbine is visible. Locate the screw located above the saddle ring where the black metal meets the wooden butt.
  • Now rotate your carbine so the top of the carbine is visible.

  • Locate the screw located above the saddle ring where the black metal meets the wooden butt.

  • Using the same #2 Phillips Screwdriver, twist in a counter-clockwise motion.

  • Completely remove the screw.

  • Be wary that this screw is a different length, and that there is no washer attached to it.

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Place your dominant hand on the wooden butt and your other hand on the metal barrel. Slide the butt away from the Carbine until it is free of the metal tongs.
  • Place your dominant hand on the wooden butt and your other hand on the metal barrel.

  • Slide the butt away from the Carbine until it is free of the metal tongs.

  • The butt will not slide out quickly. The metal tongs grip the butt so that it is a tight fit.

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Wiggling the firing mechanism and pull it  out of the back opening of the carbine. There is oil on the firing mechanism and it may be slippery. The firing mechanism may take some maneuvering and time to get out of the gun.
  • Wiggling the firing mechanism and pull it out of the back opening of the carbine.

  • There is oil on the firing mechanism and it may be slippery.

  • The firing mechanism may take some maneuvering and time to get out of the gun.

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Hold the firing mechanism so that the trigger is pointed away from you. Locate the damaged spring attached to the firing mechanism.
  • Hold the firing mechanism so that the trigger is pointed away from you.

  • Locate the damaged spring attached to the firing mechanism.

  • Locate your tweezers and place one tong near the top of the spring.

  • Place the other tong of the tweezers towards the bottom of the spring.

  • Push your tweezers into the spring about a centimeter, allowing the tweezers to penetrate the spring slightly.

  • Push the tweezers together, compressing the spring, until the spring is free from the firing mechanism.

  • The spring can potentially fly out if not removed carefully!

  • The spring is small and can easily be lost.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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