Remington 700 trigger
I recently picked up a used Remington 700 BDL in 25-06. Gun shows a few minor dings in the stock and the metal is spotless. At the store I did the average check of the gun before deciding if I would buy it or not; crown was undamaged, locking lugs clean, bore looked spotless, action screws looked like they had never been removed, bold cycled smoothly, safety functioned, trigger was heavy but functioned. When I got home with the gun I cycled the bolt as fast and hard as I can which caused the firing pin to drop (fire) randomly. I removed the action from the stock and to check the trigger adjustment screws to see if the might have been tampered with, but they all looked to still be factory sealed. I checked to stock and trigger guard for possible evidence that the trigger was rubbing on something causing it to hang up randomly, but everything looked ok. So I removed the pins that hold the trigger in the action and removed the trigger assembly. The sear was so gummed up that it would not fall out of the trigger assembly. I thoroughly cleaned the trigger assembly, bolt, and action, which cured the problem.
It would not surprise me if many of the issues that people have had with their Remington triggers is caused by build up of dirt in the trigger assembly. On the outside this gun looked clean and well maintained, yet one of the most critical areas shown lack of proper maintenance/cleaning.
Good luck, Tony
Last edited by Tony300wby; 09-05-2017 at 08:25 AM.