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I have searched around on the forum quite a bit and cant find an answer to my specific question.

I have an older (1949) 336a and want to install the Wild West trigger kit. I notice that the kit is advertised as having a trigger AND a sear, whereas my trigger directly engages the notch in the hammer, there is no separate sear? What is the story here? Thanks.
 

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If you pull out your trigger, you'll find that it's a two piece (w/a small pin to connect the two) the top piece is the sear, it engages the notch in the hammer. The WWG trigger eliminates the pin and the two pieces are one. Very good up grade, (worth every penny) I have one in all of my Marlin leverguns.
 

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If you pull out your trigger, you'll find that it's a two piece (w/a small pin to connect the two) the top piece is the sear, it engages the notch in the hammer. The WWG trigger eliminates the pin and the two pieces are one. Very good up grade, (worth every penny) I have one in all of my Marlin leverguns.
With all due respect his gun will most likely have a one piece trigger like the earlier 36's & 1893's. The early 336's retained that trigger for a year or two. That said the geometry is the same so a WWG trigger should fit. The reason that the WWG trigger is two pieces & the 336 is two pieces is so the trigger block saftey will work. That 49 336 wont have a trigger block either. But if it was ME I'd hang onto my $80+, most of the Marlins I'v handled from that era had nice triggers and its easier to smooth the mating surface with a one piece trigger too, much more to hold onto. I'd take the trigger out & drag it across a whetstone a few times to smooth it up & see what happens. If you do it be sure to blacken it with a sharpie or other marker first so you can see that you are polishing the entire surface evenly. A couple swipes WILL make a difference. Your gun will have two notches for the hammer spring retainer too, the rear most one will lighten trigger pull a little by decreasing pressure on the hammer & letting the trigger slide easier.
 

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Thanks, guys, I emailed Wild West and he says the kit will NOT fit my gun. My trigger is definitely a one piece arrangement. I put a Wolfe hammer spring in, with it in the first (rear) notch it will not fire the cartridges reliably and in the front notch it still has about a 7 pound pull. Am going to try the washer trick this afternoon and see what happens, along with polishing the trigger nose.
 

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So...Leverdude, when did they start with the two piece design? my "51" 336A had a two piece...just curious.
 

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I know the 336 has to be newer than a 1955 before the WWG trigger group will fit. They won't fit my 1955 but they do fit my 1958. Called WWG and they said up to the middle 50's they won't fit.
 

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oh, it'll fit, put one in my "51"...just takes a little file work on front of trigger and the trigger slot on the lower.
 
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