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PostSubject: HAIR TRIGGER   February 25th 2015, 6:38 am

I own an Austin Halleck Mountain Rifle in cap and ball. It is a good rifle and very accurate. The only issue I have is that the firing trigger is way,way, to light to the pull! The set trigger works just fine and the firing trigger works just fine when the trigger is not set. When the firing trigger is set it can be fired by just barely touching the trigger. It seems that you could even just breath on the trigger and it will go off! To my understanding it should take 2 to 3 ounces to fire the trigger when set. I have tried to adjust the screw in between the two triggers and that didnt work! The Lock cocks and half cocks just fine and has a strong main spring,nice and crisp. Is there another screw to adjust that I dont know about? Has anyone else had this problem and if so what did you do to fix the problem? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Respectfully, cowboys1062.
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PostSubject: Re: HAIR TRIGGER   February 25th 2015, 7:05 am

Most set triggers will be around 7-8 oz. That's very light, and will just take the slightest touch to release. Are you sure it's as light as you think?

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PostSubject: Re: HAIR TRIGGER   February 25th 2015, 7:39 am

On my Hawken's set trigger there is an adjusting screw between the 2 triggers. If your gun has one try adjusting it.

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PostSubject: Re: HAIR TRIGGER   February 25th 2015, 7:59 am

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He has tried the screw Bob.........( Boy these Floridians  Exclamation Exclamation I think the heat has gotten to him )  scratch

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PostSubject: Re: HAIR TRIGGER   February 25th 2015, 10:04 am

read through this manual and look for the info on adjusting double set triggers. I believe the front trigger screw, you back it out and it allows for more drag, resulting in a heavier pull.
http://www.frontiermuzzleloading.com/t8218-1989-cva-users-manual


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PostSubject: Re: HAIR TRIGGER   February 25th 2015, 10:17 am

Screwing in makes it lighter for TC, and Lyman. Not sure on his gun.

Be careful with the adjustment. Too far the wrong way can be dangerous, and fire the gun without pulling the trigger. In other words it will fire when you set the back trigger.

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PostSubject: Re: HAIR TRIGGER   February 25th 2015, 10:22 am

yep thats right, i edited my post.
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PostSubject: Re: HAIR TRIGGER   February 25th 2015, 1:42 pm

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Ray, haven't you learned by now that I only read the titles? I get confused after that. geek

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PostSubject: Re: HAIR TRIGGER   February 25th 2015, 1:48 pm

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PostSubject: adjusting double set trigger   February 28th 2015, 5:46 pm

Usually, on set triggers, there is a another set screw on the bridle on the lock that adjusts the firing triggers tension between the trigger and the bridle ) i.e., how much the trigger "locks" into the bridle sear...where the trigger sets into a notch on the bridle), the more the trigger engages the sear (notch), the more tension it takes to pull the trigger. Sometimes, the trigger or sear is so worn it won't lock into place on the bridle (then just reface the trigger contact point or sharpen the edge of the bridle sear notch), but most likely, it's a simple small turn of the screw to adjust trigger tension. Makes very small adjustments, reinstall the lock, try the trigger a few time, readjust if necessary.
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