The hammer spring in my new P3AT is showing about 1/8 inch in back of the trigger.. Tried pushing it in further without luck.
Does anyone know if this is normal or should it be seated all the way in?? If so how is this done?
A bit confused, here... your hammer spring?
Do you mean your trigger pin?
If you mean the pin, yes, it should be seated all the way up into the recess inside the back of the trigger. Use a file or similiar instrument to push it up, and put some blue Loc-Tite on it for good measure.
As for your hammer spring... well, the only place you should see IT is at the bottom of the grip, where it hooks onto it's retaining pin!
Actually the easiest way would be to put a drop on the pin, then push it in.
It's important that it stay seated properly, because it can cause all sorts of malfunctions if it's too loose, from stopping the trigger from fully traveling to the rear, to completely disconnecting from the trigger axis!
So... knock that puppy up there and make it STAY! 8)
Nice closeups of the pin.. Mine shows like yours about 1/8 inch showing...Was just getting ready to go down cellar and pound that pin all the way up into the slot.....It probably woul dhave come out thu the barrel..LOL
Thanks...I'll leave it as is
Well, if your pistol's working well, I'd say it's nothing to worry about, providing it doesn't loosen further...
Could be it's an overlong pin, or it's not going all the way into the trigger axis. But, since it's working the axis and allowing full trigger travel, I'd say you're ok.
in the P-11 there is an access hole in the frame that you can use to push the pin out from the top, but for some reason this hole is not in the frame of P-32's and P-3AT's, so you have to break the plastic trigger to get it apart.