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Offline Crunchy

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Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« on: October 14, 2023, 09:01:28 PM »
OK, the tiny little spring in the middle of the pic needs a home.  I disassembled the firing pin and got distracted for a few hours.  Now I cannot remember where the pin goes.  Any experts help me out?

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2023, 09:05:24 PM »
I think it goes under the sharp dome shaped part that helps keep the safety held in the safe or fire position

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2023, 09:06:43 PM »
No there is already a spring there.  Good guess though

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2023, 09:17:19 PM »
Had mine apart recently and remember the spring,but location is evading me. I can pull mine apart and take a look in the morning.

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2023, 09:20:34 PM »
Another guess. It's the spring that keeps the trigger in the forward position?

I'll look tomorrow.

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2023, 09:21:41 PM »
Another guess. It's the spring that keeps the trigger in the forward position?

I'll look tomorrow.

I bet that is it.  The trigger didn't feel right.  Just need to know exactly where it goes.

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2023, 12:02:43 AM »
@Sabotloader

He knows exactly where it goes. Seems like he helped someone on this very issue before.

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2023, 08:03:08 AM »
Is this one in place?
If not I'll dig deeper.


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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2023, 08:29:00 AM »
I havent tore my trigger completely apart yet, but it sure looks like that spring goes behind the trigger adjustment screw and locking nut. I can look through the tiny hole behind the screw and see the spring working with a magnifying glass when I work the trigger. The spring in the last pic I put up is too big to be the one your showing.

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2023, 08:51:23 AM »
that first pic yes that spring is in place.  the one in my pic is much smaller

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2023, 08:56:54 AM »
Pull up the Bighorn trigger assembly online??

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2023, 09:07:44 AM »
I'm positive it's the spring behind the trigger adjustment screw. It looks like you can pull the screw and put the spring in.

I looked for a schematic online. No luck.

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2023, 07:54:58 PM »
Any luck?

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2023, 09:43:03 PM »
Any luck?

yes and no.  I put the trigger back together and it works, still needs adjustment.  Makes me wonder if that spring was part of the trigger assembly or just happened to be in the area I was pulling the trigger apart.  I was ticked off enough about it that I bought a new muzzleloader today haha. 

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2023, 05:47:31 PM »
Looking at mine now. Fairly certain this spring... DISREGARD.

Closer inspection - my best guess from the feel of the trigger and visual inspection is that it sits between the forward upper part of the trigger and the aluminum trigger pack housing. There is spring tension there, but I don't want to pull it completely apart.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2023, 05:53:55 PM by RobinHoodlum »

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2023, 05:49:16 PM »
there already is a spring there, unless it goes inside the bigger spring

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2023, 06:54:23 PM »
If you call Knight, they do pick up the phone.  They’re very responsive with emails as well.  Great customer service.  When I had a trigger issues, the GM himself reached out and walked me through the problem (my fault).

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2023, 07:34:48 PM »
I still think its the one behind the trigger tension adjustment screw. Did you pull that screw and check?

At least you got a new muzzy out of it. :chuckle:

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2023, 08:27:33 PM »
THERE ARE TWO SPRINGS IN IT CURRENTLY. 

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2023, 08:37:01 PM »
THERE ARE TWO SPRINGS IN IT CURRENTLY.

Sorry, I misunderstood your post.

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2023, 08:39:11 PM »
I still think its the one behind the trigger tension adjustment screw. Did you pull that screw and check?

At least you got a new muzzy out of it. :chuckle:

You have me scratching my head.  I Hate to pull the trigger apart again, but let me check

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2023, 09:03:10 PM »
@Sabotloader

He knows exactly where it goes. Seems like he helped someone on this very issue before.

If anyone knows, it's Sabotloader.   8)

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2023, 09:32:42 PM »
Yeah, I am done messing with it for the most part.  I have had this gun for 10-15 years.  Never had an issue with it, but never really hunted a lot with it.  This year hunted muzzy elk.  Twice during my hunt, I got back to camp and attempted to dry fire it with no luck.  The trigger wouldn't release.  First time I took it home couple of drops of oil, and blew it off with air.  Seemed to work.  Hunted a few more days and same thing happened after a day in the woods.  Trigger would not release.  Sprayed it down with WD and penetrating oil and after 24 hrs. still could not get the trigger to release.  Disassembled it, not so gently, cleaned it, and had some trouble getting it back together with those two retaining clips.  $200 bucks for a new trigger is what Knight wants.  Think I paid 300 for the gun new 15 years ago.  Plus the new gun was $800 lol.  Gunsmith would probably be as much as the new trigger.  So I will probably buy a new trigger and put this thing in the back of the safe so I don't have to look at it.

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Re: Knight Bighorn firing pin help
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2023, 01:06:28 PM »
I got the new trigger.  Nice one, Timney.  Everything works fine now.  Took it to the range, fired it once, cleaned it and to the back of the safe it goes.  New muzzleloader gets a workout with load development. 

 


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