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Trigger Pull
« on: June 30, 2005, 02:02:34 PM »
Anyone else have a HEAVY trigger pull on their Taylor's Spencer?  Mine feels like it's around 20 pounds or so.  Any suggestions on how to lighten up the trigger pull without fiddleing with the tumbler or sear?
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Trigger Pull
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2005, 02:04:52 PM »
Anybody else have a HEAVY trigger pull on their Taylor's Spencer?  Any suggestions on hot to lighten up the trigger pull without fooling fith the sear or tumbler?
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Re: Trigger Pull
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2005, 04:00:11 PM »
What you want to do is easy but time consuming.  The main spring and the sear
 spring are both the same spring.  The sear spring portion of it is on the bottom
 and rides on the sear.  You need to remove the main/sear spring.  I used a dremel
 tool with a grinding stone and thinned out that portion of the spring that is the
sear spring.  You need to completely reassemble the lock into the gun to try the
 trigger pull.  If you didn?t get enough off the first time you need to do it again
 until you get it down to the desired trigger pull.  I suggest no less than 3 pounds.
 It is better to go slow and don?t take too much off at a time, because once it is
 off you can?t put it back on.
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Re: Trigger Pull
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Re: Trigger Pull
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2005, 07:56:16 PM »
Just a comment or two:  The portion of the mainspring that functions as
 the trigger return spring is in front of the screw in the lockplate supporting
the mainspring at the bottom.  You will very likely find that it is better to
 reduce the width of the spring in front of this screw, that bears on the trigger.
 It works well to remove most of the material from the side away from
 the lockplate.  Take just a small amount from the side next to the lockplate. 
Do not leave to abrupt a corner-  transition the width in a gradual curve. 
Polish all tool marks out of the spring, and take care to leave no tool marks
 that go across the spring at right angles to the length of the spring.   
 If you leave marks, you are asking for metal fatigue to cause the spring to
 fail where the mark is.  Go slow and keep the spring from getting too hot.
 Quench it frequently.

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Re: Trigger Pull
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2005, 10:08:26 PM »
See my post under the Modifications And Alterations topic.  Not wanting to play with the main spring/sear spring myself, I let my local, competent gunsmith handle it.  He really improved the trigger pull.

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Re: Trigger Pull
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2005, 05:28:40 PM »
Well, I took out the old dremel tool and thinned the main spring and was rewarded with success.  Now the trigger pull is arouind 3 to five pounds.  I took it out to the range to shoot.

I used some .50 Caliber minnie Balls and though they didn't shoot minute of angle, they were within the kill zone of a B-27.

I'll be glad when my mold come in.
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Re: Trigger Pull
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2005, 09:51:33 PM »
Bill -

grind the trigger and sear springs lengthwise - don't get 'em hot to the touch, just do a little at a time and quench them frequently. If you want to go further, consider drilling and tapping the sear to accept a set screw to limit the amount of engagement.....email me for the know-hows.
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