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    Mr Chilly, Very fine job on your .308 and great looking pair of rifles. Thank you for sharing, and I like you solution to the trigger creep problem. I look at the photo of your .308 and try to imagine the stock as a pistol grip, all I can say is wow! you did a fantastic job on the conversion.

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    New take on removal of the "Trigger flop"

    Dhansen, thanks for the kind words! I'm quite pleased with it myself, actually
    Only problem now, is I want to do the skinnier forearm and the full mag on the 444p as well, but I'm hesitant. I could always get replacement wood and a new longer mag tube for it, but those are hellishly expensive over here, and I'm not sure I want to cut in to the originals for this one.
    So, if any of you guys reading this has some beat up, but not busted, wood and a longer mag tube lying around that they want to get rid of for cheaps, let me know...
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    I think this is a very clever solution to the problem, it amazes me nobody else has thought to do this. However, I can buy the WWG Trigger Happy kit for $79.00. If I figure 1.5 hours (at best) for me to do the work for the OP's conversion, I am money ahead to just buy the WWG trigger. I know it works, and is safe, so to me it's the way to go if I want to get rid of the flop. Really, the flop doesn't concern me, but I was customizing my 444SS and 338MX and wanted the trigger assemblies on them. All my other Marlins have the factory triggers, and on a couple I have done some smoothing. The rest are just fine the way they are.
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    New take on removal of the "Trigger flop"

    Yeah, I know the wwg-kit is way cheaper over there, but around these parts I could just not justify the money after I got this idea. It takes me about 15 minutes to make one now that I've figured the thing out, and to me that's as cheap as it gets...
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    Great solution and great job on the work on your rifle to make it the way you want it. I myself have never really understood the big deal with the trigger flop, I guess everyone is different but seriously my 1894SS trigger is awesome from the factory, sure it has the flop but it's not so much and you just pull carefully to the breaking point anyway and then it's no flop left but just a clean break when you shoot. Never saw it as a big deal but maybe I just don't know better

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    New take on removal of the "Trigger flop"

    As I've said in another thread in the 336-forum, I understand that there are a lot of people that do not see the point of this. I get that, but for me it was an annoying thing. The fact that the trigger felt better, (lighter and broke more crisply), was added bonus. One important thing to remember, is that you can never make the flop go away completely. If the trigger is absolutely solid, the trigger block will not disengage, unless you modify that too. And that is a really neat feature, and my guess is that is why Marlin actually started with the two piece trigger assembly. However, the flop just needs to be barely there for the blocking feature to work.
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    When I first started shooting Marlins the floppy trigger was annoying, especially since I was used to Winchester 92's. I have become accustomed to the flop, but I still find it distracting. I am certainly going to try your fix when I get the time. Thanks for posting your handiwork.


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    New take on removal of the "Trigger flop"

    You are most welcome! Fix it and enjoy it.
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    I am impressed. You have done wonderful with your marlin. I too like the idea of your trigger flop solution. Im thinking of putting a full length mag tube on my 45-70, yours looks great. Doing your own work builds a relation ship between you and your rifle. Kinda like building your own hot rod. It just aint the same when someone else does the work.
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    New take on removal of the "Trigger flop"

    plumbernater, I couldn't agree more. I love customizing my own stuff, I love the process of figuring out how to do it, I love doing it, and the rewards afterwards is like nothing else. Not just guns, but in anything.
    I'm off for a hog hunt next weekend, be gone for a week. But after that, I think I'll start with the full mag conversion and slimming the wood on my 444p. (I'll keep the original parts, and get replacement parts to modify, no harm will be done to the tripfour...) . I even got an idea for hanging the mag tube without cutting a new dovetail. But I'll propably do a new thread for that.
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