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A few years ago I got to cherry pick an estate collection.
Some nice stuff, but a lot from the days before any value was placed on Japanese stuff.
A lot had been acquired post war in Japan as the guy was an airforce bigshot.
He had been given a set of family swords by an employee and later sold them for enough to buy a house.

Anyways a lot of his stuff had been tinkered with.

I have a Nagoya t97-matching, ground, and refinished stock.
To make things worse, a Timney trigger had been installed and they machined out a bit of metal in the sear slot.
This makes an original trigger useless.
Anybody have any experience or knowledge about fixing this?
Don't have pics at hand but they simply extended the slot about 50%.
No real gunsmiths around here, especially who would deal with this.
 

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Are you talking about the slot in the receiver where the sear comes up and stops the wedge on the striker? That's a tough fix if it involves the receiver. But if you are talking about the sear its self that pivots on the bottom of the receiver, won't a Type-38 part work?

I don't want to speak for him, but doesn't Don Schickman (sp...) do Type-97 restorations? Was it him or someone else that just restored that 97 for Edokko?
 

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Say otaku :

Good memory except for the details, it was Riceone that fixed Edokko's toy.

Mike:

Can you photograph the receiver area modified ?, this might help to see exactly what was done as well as an idea if it can be repaired. Some fellows on this board are artists with a welder, torch, and lathe so it might be possible to restore the receiver.
If you can't do that I recommend that you contact Roy Boone ( Riceone ) at :
< [email protected] > or 662-719-8412 and see what he tells you.
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Don't have the rifle here at th farm so can't take a pic.

Imagine a slot about 1/8 inch or so wide about a half inch or less long-where the sear comes up through.
Imagine that this slot has been neatly machined to be about twice as long as it should be.
It needs metal replaced and I wondered about someone experienced in this type repair.
I have a tiny bit of welding experience, but would not tackle this.
It is far enough from the chamber that I think it could be safely done, but need somebody who knows for sure.

I will make the call you suggested.
Thanks.
 
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