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5whiskey
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?

hockeysew
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.

drail
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
www.huntercustoms.com

mister2
March 23, 2011, 08:19 PM
low grit polishing compound.


The lower the grit number the rougher it is.