Old style Savage 110 Sear spring- Help
A buddy of mine recently bought an old Savage 110 and he as been trying to see how accurate the rifle can be for a cheap gun...To that end I told him I would bed the stock for him, which went well until I tried to put the thing back together.
I removed the trigger of course to do the bedding job and now I am having a hard (read impossible) time getting the sear spring/ bolt release assembly all back together on the gun. I can see the way the spring needs to sit but I can not for the life of me get the little bushing and spring compressed enough to slide the pin in. I tried making a tool to push the spring into place with a notched straight blade screwdriver but didn't have any luck that way either.
Any help or pictures of a technique to make this work?
"My greatest fear is that after my demise my wife will sell my guns for the price I told her I paid for them"
-don't know where it came from...but true