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hatman
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« on: September 10, 2017, 12:38:27 am »


I recently purchased an 1871 Springfield (Remington) rolling block rifle.
I'm really happy with how it looks, and shoots except for what seems like about a 30 pound trigger pull.
That's just a guess; could be 20-25, but it's pretty strong.

Do any of you guys have any wisdom about how to reduce the trigger pull on this rifle?

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Kent Shootwell
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 02:49:58 pm »

 I'm guessing you have a military rifle, I had a Burnside carbine you could carry by the trigger! Assuming your rifle is clean and properly oiled a  heavy trigger pull is governed by spring strength and sear angles. The correct sear notch on the hammer will allow the sear to move with out undue effort even with a heavy spring. The amount of engagement affects the amount of creep you feel befor the hammer falls. A well polished surface of both sear and hammer reduces the drag. This long winded (for me) explanation is to guide you towards a gunsmith to do the work needed. It's too easy for the untrained hand to get the angles wrong and at best ruin some parts but more likely to make a unsafe gun.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 01:27:48 am »

Thank you, Kent.
Not necessarily what I wanted to hear, but what I needed to hear.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 10:01:50 pm »

Upon further reflection (and more shooting)...
I've decided to leave the trigger pull as-is.
I like the idea of shooting it as it was built to be shot.
It's just a privilege to have a chance to shoot a piece of history.
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