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Old 12-30-2019, 08:48 PM
Pat C Pat C is offline
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Stiff thumb safety

Any recommendations on lighting up a thumb safety? Itís on DW Valkyrie it disengages ok but to engage it itís stiff.
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:54 PM
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Tear drop or break the sharp edge of the dimple in the safety or cut the spring.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:45 PM
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Any recommendations on lighting up a thumb safety? Itís on DW Valkyrie it disengages ok but to engage it itís stiff.
Take out the pin and spring from the plunger tube and try it that way. If it's still stiff, you may want to file a TINY amount off of the thumb safety where it contacts the sear.
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Old 12-31-2019, 02:17 PM
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I will typically shorten the pin then round the end. If that doesn’t work I polish the engagement area of the thumb safety, the detent on the face of the thumb safety and knock off the sharp corner where the engagement flat meets the curved shape on the leading edge of the thumb safety. And FWIW, I defang and shape the thumb safety paddle.
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Old 12-31-2019, 02:57 PM
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First, you need to find out what causes the problem, the dimple and the pin OR too much sear engagement.

Hold the hammer all the way down with your left thumb and flip the safety up, if it feels lighter then you have too much sear engagement, if not then it's from the dimple and the pin.

Or you can do what Bob R. suggested.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:44 AM
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Pat,

Is your Valkyrie new? How many rounds have you run through it? FWIW, my Valkyrie
thumb safety acted just like yours but smoothed out with use. I have about 3500 rounds through mine and now like the way the TS feels.
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:37 PM
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First, you need to find out what causes the problem, the dimple and the pin OR too much sear engagement.

Hold the hammer all the way down with your left thumb and flip the safety up, if it feels lighter then you have too much sear engagement, if not then it's from the dimple and the pin.

Or you can do what Bob R. suggested.
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I took it apart and determined itís the thumb safety and or the plunger.
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:38 PM
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Pat,

Is your Valkyrie new? How many rounds have you run through it? FWIW, my Valkyrie
thumb safety acted just like yours but smoothed out with use. I have about 3500 rounds through mine and now like the way the TS feels.
No, itís not new I donít have quite 3500 rounds through it but at least 2000.
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Old 01-01-2020, 01:01 PM
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I took it apart and determined itís the thumb safety and or the plunger.
Yes. The trick if to know which one so that you don't "fix" the wrong part. Try it with the plunger and spring out.
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