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June 9, 2010, 09:19 PM
Hi, here's another one for you folks.. does anyone here have a Browning bolt gun? I am not sure what model it is but I believe it is a safari model in .243.

I was wondering if the trigger is adjustable or is it possible to do some stoning to bring down the trigger pull weight? Oh and the trigger breaks right now at 5 pounds, would like o bring it down to about 3 pounds...



June 10, 2010, 01:51 AM
A Browning Safari would be a commercial Mauser 98 action made by FN in Belgium. Aftermarket triggers are available for those. If it is one of the other Browning bolt action rifles (BBR, A-Bolt, X-Bolt), triggers are available for those also.

June 10, 2010, 09:30 AM
I know the A-Bolts are adjustable for sear engagement . Don't loose that lock washer that goes between the stock and the trigger group . Browning makes nice quality rifles but their trigger mechanisms are an abortion . If you should loose that washer don't try to use a substitute unless it is the exact same thickness as the original . That washer has a direct bearing on sear engagement and safety !!

June 10, 2010, 10:58 AM
If you don't think you can do it yourself, contact Scott at S&S Sporting. He is an expert on the brownings and could do it right with no problems.

Best Regards, John K

June 10, 2010, 04:51 PM
Thanks guys for the info.. So are you saying to be careful when taking the action out of the stock because of the washer? Would it help to turn the thing on its back? where is the washer located so I can watch for it?


June 10, 2010, 04:55 PM
Yes Scorch, it is definitely a Mauser type action, where would one go for an aftermarket trigger, TIMNEY?


June 10, 2010, 05:45 PM
i have a browning a-bolt. I bought a spring kit that has 3 separate springs that can be interchanged with the original. I used the lightest one for my rifle and reduced the trigger pull from the original 5lbs. to 2.5lbs. Ask around at the gun shops and you should be able to get your hands on one. It only took a couple of minutes to change it out once i had the gun out of the stock.

June 10, 2010, 08:13 PM
You can go to Midway for triggers for a Mauser 98. Timney, Rifle Basix, Jewel, Jard, and Dayton-Traister all make good triggers. Pick one.