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PostSubject: Easy Way to Correct Trigger Creep   Easy Way to Correct Trigger Creep EmptyMay 2nd 2018, 6:47 pm

I've known about this for decades but my mental debility made me forget it until now.

If you have a lever rifle with a trigger that creeps until it fires, there's an easy fix. This only applies to lever guns with an exposed hammer so the Winchester Model 88 and the Savage 99 are out. 

Empty your hammer gun. Get a small piece of tough cardboard like the back piece of a writing tablet. Fold it in half around the side of a wide blade screwdriver to protect the finish on your gun.

Cock the hammer and insert the covered screwdriver under the hammer from the side. While prying up (twisting) on the hammer, pull the trigger. It will be difficult with the pressure on the hammer. After repeating this 2 to 4 times, you should notice a marked decrease in trigger creep plus experience a lighter trigger pull. This is due to the burnishing of the mating surfaces thus eliminating slight irregularities.

I am not a gunsmith but have used this method to greatly improve the trigger pull on both of my Winchester Model 94 rifles.

Do this at your own risk. I take no responsibility for someone goofing up their gun by doing it the wrong way.


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