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Why won't the hammer stay back on my Kimber?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by tlakidd, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. tlakidd

    tlakidd Eugene Member

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    I have had my Kimber Ultra Carry for a couple of years. Taken it apart 8-10 times but when I put it back together the hammer won't stay cocked. What is causing it to stay forwarder not cock?

    Thanks
    Tlakidd
     
  2. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Will it pull back and just not lock, or will it not pull rearward at all? If it doesn't lock, either the sear is missing, worn, or installed wrong, or the shelf on the hammer is worn so it won't catch on the sear. If it won't pull rearward at all, I would imagine you have the gun put back together incorrectly. Disassemble and retry...
     
  3. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    1. If you dissambled the Mainspring housing make sure it is re-assembled correctly.
    2. The Sear spring might not be seating correctly.

    It does sound like you have it incorrectly assembled as MountainBear states.
     
  4. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    full auto pistol... sweet
     
  5. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    My guess is the sear spring wasn't installed correctly.
     
  6. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I have had this happen to me more than once. It is the sear spring. That little forked piece of metal under the MSH. If you do not get it right the hammer will not stay back.
     
  7. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Here's a pic of how the sear spring should look when installed correctly;

    P094250007f.jpg
     
  8. tlakidd

    tlakidd Eugene Member

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    Thanks for the help. The diagram bellows shows the error well and I will explain below. First I a really appreciate the help from MountainBear who emailed me several times with help. Also, YouTube video from korn1536 is a huge help.

    So here is the solution using the diagram above. The diagram would have allowed me to fix it and is a great referance point for the future. The left leaf aft was not seated correctly on the left sear leg. Of course I could not see this without taking the thumb safety off.


    I hope this helps someone else like you were able to help me,

    Thanks again. Only bad part of fixing this, my wife is reconsidering agreeing to let me buy the HK P30L that I was prepared to buy today if I had to take this to a gun smith.

    Tlakidd
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Hide the gun in your car trunk for a couple days and tell her it is in the shop.
     
  10. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Consider it taken to a gunsmith...of the cyber kind!

    My shop is open to all who need help with things such as this....and best of all...its no charge.
     
  11. FA9

    FA9 Hillsburrito, ORgun Well-Known Member

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    HAHA I had the same problem. Almost took a BFH to it.
     
  12. tlakidd

    tlakidd Eugene Member

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    What is a BFH? Big f#%^ hammer?
     
  13. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    That would be my guess...but lets keep it clean pleeeeeeeeeeeeez
     
  14. FA9

    FA9 Hillsburrito, ORgun Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup:

    Sorry... :peace: