How to Dis/Reassemble the Ruger 10/22 Trigger Assembly




Introduction: How to Dis/Reassemble the Ruger 10/22 Trigger Assembly

This Instructable will show you how to take apart and reassemble the trigger assembly for the Ruger 10/22 rifle. For this, you must have your rifle field stripped. If you don't know how to, follow my other instructable here:

Step 1: Remove Magazine Release Pin

Using a small punch or screwdriver, push out the pin that holds the magazine release in place.

Step 2: Bolt Lock

Next, remove the pin that holds the bolt lock in place.

Step 3:

Now, hold the trigger down and move the hammer so it looks like the picture. Then push the hammer all the way to the right and remove the large hammer spring. Lastly, take out the pin that holds the hammer and bolt lock spring in place.

Step 4: Remove Trigger/Sear

You must be careful during this part as there is a really small spring that is a pain to find if you lose it. (trust me) With your hand over the top, gently push out the pin that holds the trigger. Put all these parts somewhere you won't lose them. Also take out the trigger stop spring from the trigger guard.

Step 5: That Was the Easy Part....

The trigger assembly is all taken out for cleaning or whatever... But now comes the hard part, putting it back together. Start with the trigger housing and trigger stop spring in place. Then take the trigger, sear and tiny spring and put them together as shown. Now, slide this sub-assembly into the trigger housing and put the pin back in its appropriate hole.

Step 6: Install the Hammer Spring and Hammer

The picture is kinda dark, but you take the hammer spring and put the round side into the hole on the left side of the trigger housing. Now take the hammer and bolt lock spring as shown, put it into the housing, and put the pin in.

Step 7: Adding the Bolt Lock

Slide the bolt lock down the side of the trigger housing, the bottom should stick out of the slot in the housing. Put the other piece (who's name escapes me) over the hole on the bolt lock and put the pin through, making sure the flat part of the pin goes underneath it.

Step 8: All Done!

You did it! See, it wasn't that bad was it? If you liked this instructable, please comment or rate it. Thanks!

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    charles garoutte
    charles garoutte

    6 years ago

    I thought this was an excellent instruction video! I wasn't nearly as comfortable with the job as you were, but never the less I did it in about an hour and the thing works! Next time I need help with my gun I will know exactly where to look. Thanks!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks much for this instruct-able! Got a few aftermarket mods for my gun and needed some help getting it back together. Your guide helped where my memory failed.


    11 years ago on Step 7

    I believe the thingy is the shell extractor.


    12 years ago on Step 8

    Pretty good description, certainly much better than the drawing that comes with the manual.  I did it fairly quickly.  I think you may need to clarify how to put the hammer spring in... i knew intuitively to put it under the bolt pin and align the bent part with the bolt lock, but it might help others to fully explain it.  I didn't see where you were supposed to put the magazine lock pin back in place, but it's fairly easy to do at the end. 

    I'd give it a 9/10

    I don't like that I had to register to see the close-up pictures, but I guess that comes with the territory.  Only I had everything disassembled at that point so I had little choice but to register to figure out how to put it back together!


    12 years ago on Introduction

     Thank you very very much for adding this.  I bought my first gun, a Ruger 10/22 Carbonite Rifle, and was taking it apart to learn how it works - including the trigger. After hours of googling and youtubing, couldn't find a very good video.  This is perfect - my fault for not checking first :)

    Thanks much mate!