View Full Version : Help - Extra pieces when reassembling rifle

05-23-2009, 9:57 PM
Hi, I'm pretty new around here, been lurking for a while.

I took apart an old FN rifle that I had, in order to clean it, and now I have a few extra pieces that I didn't see where they came from. Here is an image that is similar to my rifle:

The pieces are 2 tiny ball bearings about 1/16th of an inch in diameter. I believe that they came out of the trigger assembly somewhere, but for the life of me I cant figure out where.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

05-23-2009, 9:59 PM
Pictures of the said pieces?

05-23-2009, 10:43 PM
Sorry, I only have a camera phone right now, but here are a few pictures of the trigger assembly, and one of the 2 ball bearings that Im not sure where they go:





05-23-2009, 11:11 PM
Check the springs that control the trigger and sear. On many bolt triggers, especially top end trigger jobs, they will use a ball bearing on top of the spring that pushes against the trigger and sear. The result is a single point rather than a larger spring surface touching the flat portion of either part, and it produces less friction which equates to a lighter and smoother trigger pull. Many times the trigger will still function without these ball bearings, but the trigger will 'feel' better with them.

05-24-2009, 7:41 PM
That sounds like it could be right. I stupidly removed a screw plug just in front of the trigger that had a spring in it. One of the bearings could go in before the spring. Would both bearings go in there? One on either side of the spring?

Also, the trigger assembly is made by Canjar, and has "M-3 v" stamped on it if that helps.

Thanks in advance.