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Alexander Mechs

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Blue Water Wanna Be
Mar 27, 2001
I was wondering if anyone one of you who have a gun with an Alexander trigger mech have had the following issue.
After I fire the gun and reload the shaft sometimes the line release locks in the forward postion. Is that normal? Its kinda of a pain, for whatever reason I always forget to check until its time to re-string the shooting line and then I have to release the shaft to flip the line release to its proper location.
Its been a while but I dont remeber my riffe doing that.
Is it a common thing with these mechs or is it something that can be addressed.

Thanks in advance.


People seem to be leaving you hanging about this so I'll try and help.

The alexander trigger mechanism is a typical american style trigger with provision for a side mounted line release. Riffe's is similar in function. So is Aimrite's. I have all three. These mechanisms will either hold your line release tab closed or open when the the sear is engaged onto the trigger notch. The key here is whether or not you have a return mechanism for the line release, either a little torsional spring on the mounting pin or a tension spring that pulls the line release back to the rear position (closed position). Look at your gun. If it doesn't have it then you'll have to rig something up or just get used to it. You're not alone. Some people actually prefer not to have it.

Just a tip. When I load the shaft onto a gun of this type, I hold the butt end downward and give it a quick shake. It soon becomes a habit. That's usually enough to wiggle the line release tab back into the rear position.

Hope this helps,


Thanks for the help, I think I am going to work on holding the butt down like you suggested.

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