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August 13, 2007, 01:55 AM
I have a Husqvarna 30-06. It has the typical Mauser single coil spring trigger. The trigger is just too heavy. Would a possible remedy be to cut a half coil or so off the trigger spring? Is this a bad idea? Does anyone make substitute springs. Trigger pull is about 72 ounces. :(
Otherwise the rifle is a good shooter.
August 13, 2007, 02:12 AM
Is it a 98 Mauser, a 96 Mauser, a 1600 series or a 9000?
August 13, 2007, 07:00 AM
Cutting coils is not a recommended solution. If the rifle were mine, I would buy a Timney after market trigger to fix the problem. They are easily installed.
If you want to lighten the existing trigger pull, the school solution is to grind some of the steel off the outside circumference of the spring, which will lower the spring rate of the coil, thereby lowerning the pull weight. I use a belt grinder with the platen in the vertical position and grind carefully. Use a good 120 grit belt. I put the coil on a punch, with the punch tip angled up so the spring coil doesn't fly off during grinding. I keep a cup of water handy to dip the coil in so the temper isn't removed from the coil. It's a do a little at a time and try proposition as you don't want to grind too much metal off the coil.
Polish all mating trigger part surfaces too, then lube with a molly paste. You can get that trigger pull down this way. I've done it.
August 13, 2007, 10:47 PM
There is no model number on the rifle but I think it is a model 9000. Barrel markings are Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB 3006. Interestingly enough and because I am a curious no-nothing I took the Timney trigger off my now wall-hanger-only Model 96/38 Karl Gustaf, Swede and it fit on the Husky 30-06. Unfortunately the Husky has a side mount safety that will not work with the Timney trigger. I wonder which trigger to buy?
August 14, 2007, 05:55 AM
Timney makes a trigger for the Huskvarna with a side safety. It's the Featerweight Deluxe model and is available from Brownell's.
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