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Gunsmith for mosin nagant trigger job

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Ghost_2.0, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Ghost_2.0

    Ghost_2.0 Oregon Member

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    Owned a few mosin nagants, one of my favored rifles is great but the last piece to it's accuracy is the horrible rough trigger pull. Any gunsmiths do any trigger work to smooth the pull?
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I don't know of anyone locally, you could just take it in an ask. I installed a Timeny Trigger in mine. You have to go a good amount of inletting on the stock before it will drop in, but it's well worth the time and effort. It's on sale right now. I don't know what it would cost to have a smith do it, but the Timeny runs just around 100 bucks shipped. There are also quite a few write ups online and some videos detailing trigger work. Weather or not you feel confident to safely do it yourself is up to you.
     
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  3. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    One of the many great things about M/N is they are easy to tweak and if you messed them up, heck, you risked little. If you have some manual skills, here is one of many jobs you can try. There is a lot of DIY links on the web. You should take a look before you go and spend more money on a trigger than the rifle is worth.

    At your own risk:

    Polish the sear contact and trigger contact surface with 400+ grit or sand paper.

    I also added a shim (thin washer) to the sear screw between sear and receiver to reduce the trigger take-up. YMMV! If you try this I advise you do a lot of testing (including drop tests) before you try it with live ammo.

    I also added a spring to eliminate the trigger flop.

    I have not tried this yet but you might want to. First, buy a spare sear you can risk mess up. Grind a couple of mills off the sear blade to see if you can make it a little weaker and reduce the trigger pull. Just don't try it on your the sear that came with your rifle!

    Sear spring polishing: Mosin Nagant trigger job 2 - polishing - YouTube
    A Bubba Gunsmith's Guide to the Mosin-Nagant Trigger | The Truth About Guns
    Washer/shim modification: Mosin Nagant trigger job - YouTube
    Slack spring: http://www.crsurplusspring.com/
     
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  4. Ghost_2.0

    Ghost_2.0 Oregon Member

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    Sounds good thanks you guys! I'll check each one and see if I can bubba it myself.
     
  5. ma96782

    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    There is another trigger that you might want to look at.............

    Mosin-Nagant

    I haven't bought one yet.

    I went with the washer and spring method that was mentioned in YouTube.

    Aloha, Mark
     
  6. Redneck_Riot

    Redneck_Riot Lake Stevens, WA Member

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    look up Bill Springfield, he does outstanding trigger work, I am very pleased with the results of his work, its quality and at a reasonable price. hope this helps and good luck.
     
  7. crrs894x

    crrs894x Roseburg New Member

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    Don't know if you already figured this out but if you're near Roseburg I'd give you a hand.