AND ITS FINISHED!!!!
9 straight hours. For those of you who own an OLD AS HECK .22 marlin or sears or such I have completed a successful trigger job from 9 lbs down to 3.1 ( I dont want lighter then that for hunting) with shims and springs.
First of all let me just say that my 1935 sears 41 is a marlin model 81 with the pins in the trigger not clips. What killed me is that someone in the past 100 years put the pins in backwards!!!! Yup...jammed to kingdom come. I used rem oil and a brass punch and 4 1/2 hours later had the hammer and trigger off !! Don't attempt this if you have had no experience rebuilding guns or taking them down.
Then I found that the springs were too small to accommodate a pen spring like is commonly stated. So I have the solution! If you own a Allen wrench set, the cheapo ones are all held onto a key ring by small springs. 3 of them all work for the trigger return spring! One spring installed at 1.20 lbs and was way too light, the other was 2.4 and then the one I chose was 3.1. If you have had a problem finding that small replacement spring, this will work!
Then what I did is take a piece of furniture floor padding that has a sticky side on one end, and slide that under the hammer and trigger allowing for all of the creep to be removed. A towel works as well. Just really a piece of cloth that will stay in the place and will take up some slack.
It improved my groups by half and now shoots a dime at 35 yards with peep sights! Was a total PIA :D:D:D but very rewarding
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