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Could it work without the spring?

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OK, so I decide to do the bolt release mod on my 10/22.
I take it apart and remove the release. All very orderly and nothing goes sprong!
I put it back together and notice there isn't any spring action to the mag release.

I take it apart to see what isn't hooked up and don't see anything that would give the mag release a spring action.

I look up a trigger group parts break down and see there is a large spring around the mag catch.

I don't know how it could have gotten away from me but I can't find it anywhere. It's not the kind if a spring that would shoot away like the springs in an AR.

Anyway, this trigger group is new to me. Came from a Charger and I have shot it in my 10/22 a few times and didn't notice anything wrong with it.,

If the spring was missing before I took it apart, I would have noticed it correct?

Anyway, I guess it's time to find a spring.

I hate when this happens!

Anyway, thanks for letting me vent...
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The spring that works the bolt release is the spring that fits in the right side of the hammer. One leg hooks into the notch in the tab of the bolt release the top leg goes under the pin that holds the bolt release in place. You might check and make sure the bottom leg (which has a kink in it) did not miss the notch in the tab.
Actually the missing spring is a coil spring about 1/2" in diameter and goes aroung the mag catch plunger.

Thank you for your time to reply.
Thank you.
I verified that if the spring was missing the magazine wouldn't stay in place.
Looks like I screwed up and lost the spring..Hate to admit that!

I appreciate the responses.
Brownells had a free shipping - no minimum coupon a couple days ago. Ordered some small parts including the missing spring.
Thanks for all the help..
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