What can I do to ease up the trigger some Without a scale I would have to guesse 6 to 7 lbs of pull :shock: Way to heavy for any type of decent work :?
Thanks for the info , think I'll give it a tryluisyamaha said:Replace the hammer spring with a lighter weight Wolff one. Did that on mine and the trigger pull is definitely lighter and so is the lever action. I don't have a way to measure pull weight, so can't tell you how much was the improvement. Tried it at the range a few days ago and had some misfires, but the rangemaster said the rims seemed as impacted as those that did fire and blamed the ammunition (Blazer) and not the lighter firing pin impact. As I didn't have any other bullet brand with me, it'll have to wait until my next trip to the range to be sure. Brownell's has the spring. Part # 969-000-108 $7.49.
Some of the guys at RFC have done it this way. Can't see why it wouldn't work. I'd think it would be a good idea to have the bottle a short distance off the floor. Make sure you have an EMPTY shell or snap cap in the chamber to keep the firing pin from hitting on an empty chamber.TM7 said:Do you think you can loop or tie a string on your trigger and tie to a soda bottle [2 liter] and carefully fill with H2O....when the hammer falls remove the water bottle and weigh it...ergo the trigger pull....I think?
luisyamaha is correct. I was only thinking of TM7's vintage '54 Mountie when I posted that. Brain Cramp on my partluisyamaha said:BTW, forgot in the previous post, the cross safety does not allow the hammer to hit the firing pin at all on those rifles that have it. So it seems OK to put on the safety and pull the trigger on an empty chamber. The firing pin isn't going to hit anything. 8)
This might not be true for the older models of 1897's and 39A's without the cross(bolt?) safety. 8)
In March 2003, I paid $523.79 out the door for mine from a local dealer. He had to order it in, as he didn't have one in stock. Since these are no longer produced, the price you saw may be as good as it gets.msj348 said:I saw one of these yesterday with beautiful feather-crotch wood for 549.00. Is this the going rate for the 1897Texan? I was very tempted because I'd never seen a recent production Marlin with wood like that.