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Old 05-25-2012, 08:25 PM
jonbondave jonbondave is offline
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Question about ILS MSH and retainer pin.

SO I just wanted some clarification, the ILS MSH does or does not use a retainer pin. This is on an EMP. I jsut got the gun back from the smith, and he said I was missing the retainer pin. I then read that the ILS does not use the retainer pin. If that is true, do they use a little cap on the hole they machine for one? If so that has gone missing. Please advise, thanks so much. Mainspring retainer pin, nor mainspring housing retainer pin. It definately has the housing retainer pin. lol

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:29 PM
Torogi Torogi is offline
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This I found out on my SA loaded too. I didn't find a mainspring cap retaining pin. When I read the instruction manual (duh!), I found out that you use a take down tool (or a hex) to retain the MS cap when taking out the MSH.

Long story short, bought a retaining pin. But im pretty sure it has the little cap you are referring to. And an item # is indicated on the sticky for the replacement part.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:34 PM
bunkerarms bunkerarms is online now
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No retaining pin in the ILS.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:35 PM
Choctaw Choctaw is offline
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It does not use a retainer pin. You have to use the bent rod to do the takedown. Put a rubber band around the grip safety, cock the hammer, insert the bent rod, release hammer. The rod will be held in by the MS. Now you can remove the MSH the normal way.

If you change the ILS system, you will need regular cap and the pin, everything else will work.

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:37 PM
jonbondave jonbondave is offline
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great, thanks guys! I did just read the manual and figure that all out also, and uhhh yea. Duh on me.
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