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Old December 12, 2001, 01:56 AM   #1
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Trigger Job for Makarov

Is there a way to lighten the double action trigger pull on a Makarov?
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Old December 12, 2001, 02:01 AM   #2
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Yes, throw it in the bottom of the safe and then go get a SIG Sauer P232.



Actually, a good gunsmith should be able to lighten up the trigger pull without compromising the overall reliability of the pistol.
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Old December 12, 2001, 06:12 AM   #3
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Teddy Jacobsen of "Actions by T" does them, www.actionsbyt.com then click on gunsmithing brochure.

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Old December 12, 2001, 08:15 AM   #4
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http://www.makarov.com/tech.html If you go here it tells you how to take the mak apart and do a home trigger job. Mark
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Old December 12, 2001, 12:23 PM   #5
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It is nothing to get your Mak trigger better than a Beretta 92
or SIG 22X, esp. in DA.
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Old December 12, 2001, 05:24 PM   #6
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The trigger job described on Makarov.com works. It doesn't take much time to detail strip the Mak and break out the Dremel polishing wheels and rouge. Just make sure you follw the directions, and you'll be surprised how much smoother the trigger is. The improvement is really dramatic.
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Old December 12, 2001, 05:38 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info, 2kiddad. Could you recommend a source for picking up some Dremel polishing wheels and rouge?
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Old December 12, 2001, 05:44 PM   #8
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I bought mine at Home Depot. Jeweler's rouge is what I use, very nice and minimally abraisive, if that is the correct term.
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Old December 12, 2001, 06:36 PM   #9
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2kiddad or krept :
which color dremel wheel do you use with the polishing compound? I have green, dark brown, and light (rust) brown colored "stones". I think one of them is supposed to be rubber for use with compound, but all "feel" like hard stones.
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Old December 12, 2001, 06:55 PM   #10
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2kiddad or krept :
which color dremel wheel do you use with the polishing compound? I have green, dark brown, and light (rust) brown colored "stones". I think one of them is supposed to be rubber for use with compound, but all "feel" like hard stones.
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Old December 12, 2001, 07:44 PM   #11
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you use FELT tips and wheels, not the aluminum oxide stones or rubber
craytex type abrasive impregnated wheels.

You use low RPM when using felt so they don't disintegrate too quickly.

And as a tip, even felt tips and rouge will remove Aluminum (not that
this matters on a Mak).
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Old December 12, 2001, 07:47 PM   #12
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you use FELT tips and wheels, not the aluminum oxide stones or rubber
craytex type abrasive impregnated wheels.

You use low RPM when using felt so they don't disintegrate too quickly.

And as a tip, even felt tips and rouge will remove Aluminum (not that
this matters on a Mak).

Also, one may use the craytex tips (not wheels) to adjust feed ramps to ensure
that HP rounds feed properly.
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Old December 12, 2001, 08:34 PM   #13
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Alright, you guys talked me into it. Maybe this weekend I'll strip that baby down and fire up the Dremel.

I knew I shouldn't have read this thread...
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Old December 12, 2001, 09:29 PM   #14
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John's really simple Makarov trigger job.

Completely strip all the trigger components of lubricant--including the sear.

Dryfire the gun a couple of hundred times.

Lubricate all of the trigger components lightly with Breakfree CLP and use molybdenum disulfide (moly) grease on the heavy contact points like pivots and sear.
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Old December 12, 2001, 11:15 PM   #15
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Yes, the felt tips. Low RPM as B mentioned. Touch for a LITTLE bit, even less than a second and then use a cotton patch to rub off the rouge to see what you did. When you see that mirror shine, it's el perfect.

PS, not to suggest the "don't fix it till it's broke" thing, but you can do all of the feed ramps on your semis the same way. Works great, IMO.

Keep in mind you can always take off a little but it's a PITA to put it back on. Go slow, check work often.

Everything should cost $7 or so...
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Old December 13, 2001, 01:13 AM   #16
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Wal-mart has a fair assortment of Dremel parts, including the felt tipped polishing wheels you'll need.
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Old December 13, 2001, 02:35 PM   #17
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Don't change the angle of the feed ramp.

I just worked the little ledge off at the bottom to
extend the ramp down a bit more/ round the edge off
and put some radius at that spot.
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Old December 13, 2001, 02:58 PM   #18
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YES do not change the angle of the ramp... I was referring to shining it to a mirror finish. I would be very hesitant about removing all but the thin layer of molecules necessary to give it the shine.

VERY slowly...
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Old December 13, 2001, 05:34 PM   #19
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You could polish with a felt tip for a year and not do much to
the angle of the ramp.

Craytex will, but not as fast as AlO2 wheels.
Needless to say, these aren't for polishing.

Conservative is the word.

I changed the sear angle a little bit with an India stone,
but then I have half a dozen or more in my Armorer's kit.
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