Has anyone ever taken their 10/22 apart for cleaning, then put it back together, and found that the trigger wouldn't work? I've had it happen twice now.
The first time was a couple of years ago, and I was going to install a BX trigger anyway, so I popped the non-functioning one out, put the new one in, and everything was fine.
Until last week, when the same thing happened again. (Perhaps the moral of this story is that I shouldn't be cleaning them.) I did some research, and found that when you move the safety into the middle position to permit the stock to be removed, the safety detente becomes disengaged, and the safety can rotate 180 degrees, which prevents the trigger from allowing the hammer to fall. The solution is to rotate the safety back into position, but ii is at the bottom of the trigger group assembly, so I was unable to access it without completely disassembling the trigger group
I ended up with a bag of parts that I thought I would have to bring to a gunsmith after this pandemic lockdown ends, but thanks to the wonders of You Tube, I was able to get the whole thing back together. It seems to be working OK now, but I guess the true test won't come until I can get to the range and put some rounds through it
Anyway, I hope this never happens to you, but chances are it will, so now you know what to do about it.