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trigger work

Will getting a" trigger job" done on a flintlock improve accuracy?
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Re: trigger work

Well, not to be a smart ape, but what kind of trigger do you have now and what is going on with it that makes you ask the question? A lot of times the trigger is not the issue - its the overall "locktime" that is the problem and this can be attributed to the touch hole liner or the general condition thereof.

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Re: trigger work

I had to clean up the lock on one of my Lymans. They are a little different than most center fire guns as the sear is quite small compared to a Mauser or something similar. You have to be carefull not to remove too much metal when stoning them. The trigger itself was OK.
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Re: trigger work

Having the lock "tuned" may be a big advantage. If the trigger is not aligned properly with the sear, there is only so much that can be done. For that reason many single trigger production side lock guns have terrible trigger pulls. If the trigger placement were changed a millimter or two, the trigger pull can be improved on some of them.

As Jimsdad said, it is usually a matter of ignition time that can be improved.

I have done alot of work on muzzle loaders, I still don't mess with trying to improve double set triggers. They are usually almost no problem anyway. Other than adjusting them, I don't recommend any honing etc of the DST's. To easy to hone through the hardening and screw them up.
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Re: trigger work

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Well, not to be a smart ape, but what kind of trigger do you have now and what is going on with it that makes you ask the question? A lot of times the trigger is not the issue - its the overall "locktime" that is the problem and this can be attributed to the touch hole liner or the general condition thereof.
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Well, not to be a smart ape, but what kind of trigger do you have now and what is going on with it that makes you ask the question?
A lot of times the trigger is not the issue - its the
overall "locktime" that is the problem and this can
be attributed to the touch hole liner or the
general condition thereof.
The trigger seems to be really stiff

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Re: trigger work

THE Trigger, so it is not a double or single set?

What gun is it?

Some of the older production side locks used rough stamped triggers and the surface where the trigger contacted the sear was left rough. honing and polishing that can help
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THE Trigger, so it is not a double or single set?

What gun is it?
It's a single. It is a newer lyman deerstalker

Some of the older production side locks used rough stamped triggers and the surface where the trigger contacted the sear was left rough. honing and polishing that can help

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Re: trigger work

Make sure that the pin that secures the trigger itself to the trigger housing, or trigger guard depending on the arrangement, and which serves as the pivot point is not binding and that there is sufficent space between the trigger pivot point and the mettal it contacts as it pivots. Yoy may have to drive out the pivot pin and lightly (lightly) remove some coloring on the trigger pivot point. Lithium greas this area after honing. Just thought of something: that pivot pin may be steaked so be careful!

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