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    444 Marlin Trigger Job

    I recently bought a 444 Marlin on Gunbroker. The gun is in decent shape. It shot 265 gr Hornady's just fine, but the trigger pull is 2-2 1/2 pounds with a glitch in the middle of the pull as if the sear is engaging a "notch" in the middle of its travel. Obviously someone has cobbed up the sear engagement. I like the gun but can't get past the trigger as it is. Could someone recommend a Gunsmith that could rework the trigger to a crisp 4-4 1/2 lb pull.

    Thanks, Mike
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    Wild West happy trigger kit! Google it, Nuff said.
    Last edited by Tarheelherk; 05-25-2019 at 07:44 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheelherk View Post
    Wild West happy trigger kit! Google it, Nuff said.
    That right there. Welcome to the forum!
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    Or give the RPP a try. I have two Marlins with WWG triggers. Bought before I learned to do my own. I have a dozen or more that I did with the help of the diy sticky. Very satisfying.
    However I did just pick up and try a RPP very nice feel on finger tip and is crisp.
    Good luck and enjoy your T4.
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    A replacement after market trigger may or may not fix the creep and hitch your having with your trigger sear. If your trigger sear is the problem by being rough or not even either of the after market triggers will probably give you about 2,5 to 3.5lb crisp creep free trigger pull. If the problem is a rough or uneven notch on your hammer I don't see how just replacing the trigger is going to help much.

    I would look at the sear and hammer notch with a jewelers loop or a good magnifying glass to make sure that the sear is the problem. If the hammer notch is the problem then take a fine stone following the existing angle and polish it some. It does not nee to be perfect to improve your trigger pull a lot. If the sear is the problem one of the very good after market should take care of your problem.

    Welcom to the forum. Enjoy your rifle.
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    Well said Jac but I think I would do both. WWG or RPP trigger and a careful hammer cleanup. Should give him a really nice combo. That’s what I did to all my marlins.
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    I will offer some hopefully insightful reading on the topic ......

    https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/3...lin-375-a.html
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    I would think the sear and the trigger needs to be replace

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    I put WWG triggers on all my Marlins before RPP came out with theirs. I'm happy, but curious.
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