safety button failure Ruger 10/22

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by Stumpy, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Stumpy

    Stumpy Well-Known

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    I've got a vanilla Ruger 10/22 with an issue. The safety button began to be quite stiff to engage/disengage. You had to mash the tar out of it to get it to go. And it's gotten worse to the point you dang near have to hit it with a mallet.

    Anybody ever had such an issue? Any ideas? Advice?
     


  2. Bozz10mm

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  3. acorneau

    acorneau Well-Known

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    Sometimes the button will rotate and cause the internal notch to not line up the way it's supposed to. Try rotating the button an eighth of a turn one way or the other to see if it helps.

    Also, grit from the blow-back design can easily make it's way into the trigger group. If you haven't taken it apart and cleaned it lately that may be another thing to look into.
     
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