November 2, 2007 at 3:24 am #708modifierParticipant
I wanted to know if anyone has heard of the Talon firing when the safty is released? Nothing else is touched,just releasing the saftey.
If so did you find what the exact trouble was or what was worn?
Mine is not the older version of the saftey (the one with a spring pulling up and towards the front of the barrel). 😕November 2, 2007 at 5:59 am #27029yParticipant
Has it had any trigger work done?
Sometimes if someone was over eager with the polishing or it has the preload mod and too much preload set it will go off when safety is released.November 2, 2007 at 6:52 pm #27051leelParticipant
I somtimes shoot out my back door to take chrony readings so that the neighbors don’t freak out. Last month I was raising the Talon to shoot, and took the safety off. The 6 foot tall picture window right next to the door exploded. It took me a second to figure out what had happened. I then found that my trigger was jammed down and it took some force to pull it up manually. I check it often now, but I think that I’m going to send it to Anthony soon for a tune anyway. I bought mine used, but I don’t think that it has any mods…
LorrinNovember 2, 2007 at 7:46 pm #27058anthony266Keymaster
Airforce rifles are notorious for a bad safety design and firing when the safety is released.
Always have the rifle pointed in a safe direction when you release the safety.November 2, 2007 at 8:08 pm #27060bodhisdadParticipant
What Tony says is very sound advice. My safety let me down to many times and i have since removed it. Just takes someone to walk in front of the shooting lane whilke thinking your safely releasing the safety and someone gets hurt. If my gun is cocked and i don’t take the shot i push brech forward and depress trigger and allow hammer and brech to rest in a safe state, uncocked. I’m not the first to do this and won’t be the last. If its a one time thing no big deal, if it starts doing this more and more, then you have to decide if its worth a discharge just by releasing the safety. Maybe then its time to remove the problem piece.November 2, 2007 at 10:20 pm #27068cygnus-x-d82Participant
if the piece bewteen the trigger arm and hammer sear has rounded edges where the hammer sear engages it can happen….a little filing cures this….it also cures the rifle going off unexpectedly when the safety has been removed….and it makes the hammer sear able to hold more forceNovember 3, 2007 at 11:56 pm #27120modifierParticipant
Thanks for the input and suggestions. The gun has not had any trigger mods. I have done work on 1911 Colts and I had a .222 Bench Rifle,so when this happened I did take it apart to see how they designed the system. I did spot the rounded part that was mentioned and flattened it removing the verry least amount of material(thinking that was the problem) but when I shot it again the saftey worked for about 15 shots and went back to its old way. I like the gun alot and I don’t want to sound like a complainer but having done machinest work it sure seem like all the tolerances are verry sloppy. I am going to make all new trigger parts and get all the pins down to .001 clearance and use much better metal.
I understand that if Talon did this it would drive the price up but a gun should have a reliable safty. 🙂
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