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March 19, 2011, 12:44 AM
Has anyone done a fluf and buff on a trigger and the result actually made the trigger stiffer? I'm using VERY few strokes with the lightest stone possible, following with a little buff with a low grit polishing compound.

I've had great succes with a couple of triggers, but 2 of them (one revolver and one mauser) turned out to be more stiff than before. The triggers end up being a touch smoother, but stiffer. The only thing I can think of is by polishing the contact surfaces, more metal contacts creating more friction.

Has anyone else experienced this?

March 19, 2011, 08:24 PM
Type of pistol would help a bit.
You probably changed the engagement angles.
Thats what sear jigs are for.

March 19, 2011, 09:33 PM
The engagement angles are much more important than the surface finish of the parts. As said, if you're going to stone sear/hammer parts you need a jig. 90% of the trigger jobs I have done have been mainly to remove creep.

Hunter Customs
March 20, 2011, 10:58 AM
As the others have pointed out, if the engagement and release angles are changed the wrong way the trigger pull will get heavier.
Best Regards
Bob Hunter

March 23, 2011, 08:19 PM
low grit polishing compound.

The lower the grit number the rougher it is.