M40-A1 trigger or striker issue

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by MattFrau, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. MattFrau

    MattFrau New Member

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    I purchased a pre-owned M40-A1. The first 2 mags I went through were a nightmare. After the pistol fired, the trigger would not be able to be pulled again to fire another round. I would pull the trigger and there was no click. I would then have to slightly pull back on the slide and release in order for the trigger to work again. Any ideas?
     
  2. Michael Dobesch

    Michael Dobesch Member

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    did you check if the slide really went back to its original position after the first shot?
    if the pistol is a bit dirty or badly oiled, it can sometimes happen that the slide gets stuck before the end-position and then the trigger cannot be released.
     

  3. Case

    Case Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like a possible broken drop safety for the seer or the trigger safety bar is bent .
     
  4. silentheart

    silentheart Active Member

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    Hi Mattfrau,
    1 welcome to Steyr family.
    2 to help us figure out the issue, I assume the empty case was ejected and new round is chambered? Or are you dry firing without a round in chamber?
    3 is the trigger fail to reset or round did not go full into battery?
    Sorry, I am not sure when you say you need to pull the slide back a little to pull the trigger again, do you mean it was out of battery or trigger is not cocked.
     
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