Mossberg 500 sear spring

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by edteach, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. edteach

    edteach Member

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    My mossberg will not set the sear to hold the hammer back. I found that the spring is broken in the sear. When I hold the muzzel up in the air the hammer locks when I hold the muzzel down it does not . I took out the hammer and hammer spring and checked it and that was the problem. I need a sear spring, is it much harder to take out the sear?
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Mossberg 500s are pretty easy to replace just about every part on them. Just pay close attention on the positioning of the sear & spring & you'll be ok. Here's a link to gunpartscorp with exploded drawing.
    Mossberg | 500 | e-GunParts.com
     

  3. edteach

    edteach Member

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    Thanks,

    I took out the hammer and hammer rod and spring. no problem there, but I think I have to take out the disconect and side rod to get to the sear.I am not sure if I can remove the sear with out removing both the DC and the rod on the left side. I have not seen the spring being broken, but the sear only moves is gravity or if you put a small screwdriver and move it. no resistance to pushing it into the release posistion. It has to be a bad spring.