This one is pretty easy and, although I probably took more pictures than I needed to, this will be a fairly short post.
The trigger guard goes on as pictured. The flat should be down in relation to the receiver (it’s up in this picture because the receiver is upside down…obviously) and the end with the spring loaded pin should go toward the front.
Actually, it was pretty sailorproof…it would only go in one way. The front mounting ear on the right side had a hole for the spring loaded pin. the ear on the left side was closed.
You could use a pin punch here to keep the holse aligned as the roll pin is going in, but I didn’t need to.
After the rear pin is in place, you can use a punch or other tool to press the spring loaded pin in the front and swing the trigger guard down. I’m not entirely sure why this feature is included, but it is what it is. Perhaps a reader could enlighten me.
you may notice that the finish on the very end of the roll pin was marred a little when tapping it in.
There were a couple of other places where I slightly marred the finish during assembly. This was easily taken care of with a little Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black.
That’s all there is to it. Next time we’ll install the bolt catch.