I have purchased several rifles in the past six months that have the G2 trigger. I have noticed that they seem to be much lighter than the old Century triggers (which is a good thing) and that the occasional bump/double fire is common. However, I recently found an issue that left me scratching my head.
I have a new AKS-74 that I bought a few months ago. It also has the G2 and, at first, I had only fired a couple of mags through it, to zero it and do a little plinking. Other than a couple of double fires, it ran fine and I didn't think it was any different than my other, G2 equipped rifles. However, I took it with me on my prairie dog hunt, hoping to get some long range trigger time. In burning through a couple of mags, doing some rapid fire, I noticed that it double fired several times. Two times, the hammer fell before the bolt was in battery, so there was no ignition. Then, I handed it to my buddy to try and the first time he pulled the trigger, it double fired. The second time he pulled the trigger, it fired a five round burst, before the hammer fell with the bolt out of battery! I fired it again, after that, and I had several double fires and failures to fire, due to the hammer falling prematurely. It seemed to be getting worse!
My first suspicion was the disconnector. In looking it over, I could move it freely, a couple of millimeters, with my finger and it would rattle back and forth. I was pretty sure that the spring was bad. So, last night, I took it apart and replaced the spring with a spare from a Romy parts kit. In comparing the two, the G2 spring is a full two coils shorter than the Romy. Other than that, the spring did not appear to be deformed or compressed and still looks like it was made/finished yesterday. With the spring replaced, everything appears to be tight and function properly with hand cycling and testing, though I have not fired it yet.
My question is; are all the G2 springs this way? Or, is this a one-off situation? While my other rifles' disconnectors don't appear to rattle, I would rather know BEFORE having this happen in front of the local LEO, at the range. :shock:
Any input is greatly appreciated.