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Old October 22, 2013, 08:21 PM   #1
mehavey
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TC Hawken set trigger VERY hard to set

I've got three other BP rifles w/ set triggers, but this newly-acquired (but old)
TC Hawken is the hardest I've ever encountered in trying to set.



Before I start grinding as shown above (and before I just replace it w/ an
RE Davis Deerslayer), has anyone else encountered this? (And if so, was
there a solution other than to relieve the flat spring?)
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Old October 22, 2013, 10:43 PM   #2
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Found the Problem: Improperly-relieved stock inletting above the leaf spring. (The wood left it with no place to go as it rose while being set.)

Fixed and working normally.




postscript: As this was a "used gun," I cannot imagine how the original owner lived with it.
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