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Offline Ken G

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Bending Trigger Plates or Tangs
« on: December 05, 2010, 05:55:29 PM »
Bending a trigger bar or tang has come up several times on the board so I thought I would move it over from the old archives hoping it might help someone.  Here's a simple way to bend plates and bars that will give you a little control on how much and where to make the bend.   I used 5/16 steel rod but you could use any size rod you have.  The problem I always had was holding all the pieces at one time and making quick adjustments.

***Note:  When bending a trigger plate always install pins and screws before bending or you holes might collapse.  






« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 09:39:37 PM by rich pierce »
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Re: Bending Trigger Plates or Tangs
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 06:10:46 PM »
Thanks Ken: After several rifles maybe I can get one the way its suposed to be, as I have a dilly of a time with tang bending. Seems as though I allways get a hump in the middle.    Gary

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Re: Bending Trigger Plates or Tangs
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 10:11:40 PM »
Many thanks Ken, for this great tip.
I'm currently building another S. Hawken rifle, and once I had the breech in, and the tang soldered to the breech, I turned it over to see it the tang was in alignment with the bore, and found it bent to the left, or lock side.  I made a set of three of these gizzmos, and was able to straighten out the tang very very easily.  This device is a great addition to the gun builder's bench.  Thanks again.
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Offline A.Merrill

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Re: Bending Trigger Plates or Tangs
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 12:38:34 PM »
    It is some of the simple things that makes a guy feel like a dumb %&#. Thanks for the tip.    AL
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Re: Bending Trigger Plates or Tangs
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 02:28:28 PM »
Why didn't I think of that before?!
Great idea, and so simple, even I could do it

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Re: Bending Trigger Plates or Tangs
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2011, 05:47:26 AM »
Thank you for this post.  I have always struggled to get my tangs bent in the shape I wanted.  This is a great idea.

Offline E. Smith

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Re: Bending Trigger Plates or Tangs
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 09:04:51 PM »
Neat Trick! Sometimes it pays to dig around in here.
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Re: Bending Trigger Plates or Tangs
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 05:15:44 PM »
Well by golly no more banging the barrel muzzle against the lights above my vise while bending the tang...... ::)  Thanks for the tip.  Better write it down so I might remember it... :D

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Re: Bending Trigger Plates or Tangs
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012, 07:25:38 PM »
there may be nothing new under the sun.

but there's a whole lotta cheetos i've not seen. 

thanks.
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