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Help with Pedersoli Carleton Underhammer Sear Spring Reassembly

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  1. Iota Unum

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    Disassembled Carleton Underhammer. As is common with springs, the sear spring jumped out of position as I unscrewed the plate holding the action. I am having difficulty figuring out exactly what that spins hooks to and how. You Tube is helpful for most firearms, but this is an uncommon handgun. Can anyone out there send me a picture of what right looks like? Extremely simple action, just can' figure out the damn spring. Thanks. IMG_3560.jpg
     
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    Thanks. I have that view, it gives the orientation of the spring but does not show exactly where or how it connect the the sear and trigger.
     
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    ??reset the trigger since the trigger guard is the hammer spring
    ????
     
  6. arcticap

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    ojh cannot be contacted, I tried.
    He visited recently but the only way to contact him is to post in one his recent threads or reply to one of his posts and see if he notices a plea for help to visit this thread.

    There may need to be some trial & error putting it back together and hooking up the main spring to provide some tension.
    Since it's the sear spring, I would guess that it attaches to the sear, perhaps the post [trigger pin] on the sear?
    One part of the sear spring is probably anchored with a point of it pressing against something such as the upper inside or side of the receiver maybe?
    There is a small bit of black on the tip of the spring. Will that rest against the top or side of the receiver?
    Where else can it reach? The trigger?
    You need to see which position that the spring can be oriented to where it will be anchored, a place to give the spring some tension to act like a spring and provide some spring action.
    But it may not actually provide spring action until the cover is put back together and the mainspring is hooked back up.
    Try to think how it could have popped off when the mainspring and cover plate was released.
    In an underhammer rifle, the coil sear spring rests against the top inside of the receiver I think, and the loop fits around a post.

    I have no idea where your sear spring goes, but trial & error is your main option at this point.

    Dixie Gun Works sells the Carleton pistol and they should have a service tech. to speak with.
    Perhaps he can describe the assembly process to you on the phone or in an email.

    Other than that, I can only suggest to Google search for posts made by people who own the Carleton, and then register with the site and try to contact them for help
    through personal messages and see if they reply.

    Additional info about the Carleton:--->>> https://mp510sd.weebly.com/uploads/4/4/9/2/4492446/the_pedersoli_carleton.pdf

    daboyleroy, I originally posted the PDF on the Weebly site after it was sent to me by a Carleton owner/seller. o_O
     
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  7. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I suspect that the spring slips over the pivot pin. The flat leg of the spring bears against the top of that housing unit and the bottom leg presses against the top of the trigger to give it pressure to return to its position of rest.
     
  8. Iota Unum

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    Thank to all who replied to my post. I finally decided to go to the Pedersoli website and filled out an email contact. Many companies seem to not bother to reply, but Pedersoli responded in 24 hours with written instruction (in English) and an offer to send me a video if required. I was able to reassemble. EXTREMELY simple action in this underhammer. Pedersoli was great. The sear spring actually never touches the sear. Is is anchored by one of the frame screws and pushes against the trigger.
     
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  9. arcticap

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    That's great news.
    Now that you have the instructions, can you please post a copy of them here in case others need them?
     
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    GREAT

    Way to go Pedersoli, especially since they are NOT local.
     
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    Iota Unum was thoughtful enough to provide me with the Carleton Assembly - Disassembly Instructions which I will post here for future reference.

    Pedersoli Carleton underhammer pistol disassembling - assembling instructions.

    Thank you very much!
    The thumbnail is a word document download.

    Carleton Page 1.JPG Carleton Page 2.JPG
     

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