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Old July 14, 2002, 11:34 AM   #1
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New Rifle - Problem?

I got my new rifle (Lyman GPR) in the mail on Friday, and overall, I am pleased. However, In testing the triggers, I found the rear trigger to be EXTREMELY hard to pull. On the first try, it wouldn't move at all. Then, with a lot of force, it moved, and properly set the front trigger. Front trigger broke fine.

Does this sound right?
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Old July 14, 2002, 11:45 AM   #2
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The very few set trigger rifles that I've shot did not require excessive force to set the front trigger. Sounds like you got a problem with that one. Felt like no more than 5 lbs to set to me on my buddies rifles.
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Old July 15, 2002, 02:58 AM   #3
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I would also say that you have some problems with that trigger. I would contact Lyman. The GPRs that I've shot all had very well tuned triggers. This one sounds like it is improperly installed and/or fitted. Usually should not take more than 4.5 pounds to set.
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Old July 15, 2002, 08:19 AM   #4
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There is a simple and easy adjustment on the set trigger spring.

It is no problem to correct.

Look at the trigger group and you can easily see how this is done.
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Old July 16, 2002, 11:30 AM   #5
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I pulled the trigger assembly, and there is a single screw holding down a rather strong leaf spring. Backed that screw out one turn, and problem solved!

Interestingly, I called Lyman's customer service, and was told that 18-20 lbs. on the rear trigger was correct. But, the young lady that told me this didn't sound lke she knew much about guns.

Thanks for all the help!
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