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    WRA triger guard HELP

    So I just bought a WRA trigger guard for my WRA Garand. However, I think there is something wrong. It "snaps" in very lose and is way to easy to "snap" out, about 1/4 the tension of the stamped guard that came with the rifle. I feel like the guard could unsnap while firing the rifle. Do anyone know how I can fix this? Or does this indicate that the part if out of spec? Is there a way to fix this? Thank in advance.

    #2
    It sounds like the trigger guard's locking lugs are worn. Are the locking lugs round or "D" shaped ?

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      #3
      jak, Are the locking lugs the studs that connect to the "internal" parts of the trigger housing? Or the "hook" that latches to the rear, just behind the trigger, of the trigger housing? If the lugs are "D" shaped is the guard junk? Thanks

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        #4
        The locking lugs are the two studs near the front of the trigger guard. I never heard of a way to fix the locking lugs. You can either get a different trigger guard or build up the wood between the stock and the trigger housing. If you choose to build up the wood, get some wood veneer strips, cut them to fit and glue them to the stock. It may take 2 or 3 layers to get a tight lockup. However, this repair will disqualify the rifle from official JCG matches.

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          #5
          So what are ya'lls thoughts on bending the trigger guard slightly to "tighten" up the tension?

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            #6
            Bending the tail on the guard will not rectify the problem.Either the wood has compressed or the locking lugs are toast, or both. Use the shim method unless you're going to shoot in a JCG match, in which case you're s.o.l.
            Jon

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              #7
              Here is a picture of very good lugs. Do yours look like this or flat on the bottom? ( lug on the left has slight flattening) It doesnt take much of a flat spot to affect lockup
              If you need a WRA guard with good round lugs contact me

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                #8
                TJT, The stock is brand new. So I don't think that is it. It seems that the "tail" of the guard isn't contacting the trigger housing enough. Do you still think that slightly bending the guard wouldn't help? I'm just spit balling here. Thanks

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                  #9
                  Bend it and see

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                    #10
                    Here are pictures of both sides of the guard.Thoughts?
                    Last edited by sardog72781; 10-10-2016, 09:02 AM.

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                      #11
                      I would say the wood is compressed on the stock as your lugs are fine. Loose lock up on USGI stocks is not unusual as the wood has compressed over the years. Here is a picture of a stock that has excellent lock up. The trigger guard stops hard here and it takes alot of force to get it to where the end on the trigger guard meets the housing then snaps shut. Lock up is not the force it takes for the gaurd to snap.
                      The difference between lock up of the stamped and forged gaurd is just in manufacturing. Bending the gaurd will not help lock up

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by sardog72781 View Post
                        So what are ya'lls thoughts on bending the trigger guard slightly to "tighten" up the tension?
                        Your locking lugs look as good as new but, the trigger guard may be bent a bit. The problem is, trying to bend the tail on a milled trigger guard can be a touchy proposition. They are generally more brittle and subject to breakage if you try and bend them. You might get lucky....or? They also tend to twist when you attempt to bend them resulting in other issues. It wouldn't take much to get the latch to tighten some. Being careful and not being aggressive would be a big plus. Only do what you need to do to get it to snap closed tightly. Stamped guards use a spring type action to snap closed. Milled are dependent on the condition of the milled hook and your hook also looks great.

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                          Thanks lapriester! I have a friend that is a machinist. I will ask him to help me with the "bend". I will post some sort of update after I have a chance to work on this issue again.
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