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NEWS | Aug. 9, 2022

M26 Shotgun: Hollow Pin Screws Can Be Reused

BLUF:  If done correctly, the hollow pin and hollow pin screw can be re-used when installing the hammer assembly and safety mechanism on the M26 shotgun.
When installing the hammer assembly and safety mechanism on the M26 shotgun, WP 0014-7 of TM 9-1005-341-23&P (Mar 11 w/Ch1 Mar 12) says to install a new hollow pin and hollow pin screw if the safety mechanism was removed.

TACOM says it’s possible to reuse the hollow pin and hollow pin screw. Here’s how:
  • Carefully remove the hollow pin and the hollow pin screw from the trigger housing assembly.
  • Make sure they’re clean and the threads aren’t damaged.
Apply thread locking compound Blue 2420, NSN 8030-01-620-3313, or its equivalent (Permatex® 9978), to the threads and install using steps 8 through 13 of WP 0014-7 in TM 9-1005-341-23&P (Mar 11 w/Ch1 Mar 12).
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