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Savage/Stevens Model 200 Trigger Job

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Certaindeaf, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    This hand-me-down rifle came with a sucky trigger to suck all. And I know it's not sexy like a "build" rifle or anything, nor did I want to drop in some fancy trigger action that cost more than the rifle.. so I did what anyone would do, especially with one that shoots as well as this one.
    I checked out utoob and saw that one could fiddle with three screws so I screwed with two.. the rearmost "safety" one was pretty frozen so I left that alone, in the final analysis.
    It made it kinda better but there was still more creep than a Halloween flick. To put it mildly.
    After trying some aerosolized graphite, I dabbed some fine grade automobile rubbing compound on the sear engagement and dropped the hammer just a few times.. yep, I'm the man. It's about 3lbs with nary a hint of creep.. code for "crisp". I intend to dry fire it (after dabbing on another molecule of the compound) another 100 times.. then clear/clean it well and use some moly on the whole thing.
     
  2. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Great just great. I preffered you missing me due to a bad trigger. Now how am I going to pee in your lawn and feel ok that you will likely miss. I find this to be unfair. I am going to sneak in and rub sand all through your guns. Give me a peeing chance.
     
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  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Lol. I sure am tickled about it. I was pretty resigned to it just being terrible forever.
     
  4. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Just to be safe, do this when your done:

    Cock your rifle, and place it on safe. On a carpeted floor, drop it on the recoil pad from about a 20". Hang onto the barrel, just let it slip thru. Now flip the safety off quickly......Hopefully the trigger stays in place and doesn't fire..
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I was just thinking this morning to do that and certainly will now. Thank you. It's still action-out/taken apart.
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Well, I got it together today and drop tested it as you said, Velzey.. three times onto concrete and then taking off the safety hard and fast. No problems.
    With actual lube (I went with regular Rem-Oil before assembly instead of moly), it's incredible how good the trigger is now.
     
  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Good job! I usually don't do it on concrete but that will work ;)
     
  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Noted! I guess I glossed over the carpet part.
    And it was really more like 16".. kinda a zen thing.
     
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    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Which rubbing compound? I have found a world of difference between "fine" Turtle Wax and fine DuPont. Some times my rouge stick is still too coarse....
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I hear you. I used (see pic). I also have some coarser grit Turtle Wax "scratch remover" or something automotive rubbing compound.. I believe that's red in color. I also have J-B bore cleaning compound (about 1200 grit) and thought that too rough so didn't use it. I also have many hard crayon-like polishing compound sticks that I use for stropping knives and such.
    I just chose what I used 'cause I liked the matrix or consistency of the carrier and felt that it was pretty fine grit. I understand it's 2500 grit. Zen thing.
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  11. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well done, Grasshopper. :)