View Full Version : 1903A3 traeger ? trigger

June 29, 2010, 07:39 PM
I have a very nice 1903A3 , 1942 remington . It was redone by an old gunsmith in the coal regions of Penna. It has a beautiful mannlicher stock , new barrel , a 4-power redfield scope and very nice fitting and smoothing on all surfaces . This gentlemen had done many of these over the years 1950 to 1970 . When I first got it I had a minor problem with the safety and had my brother check it for me . He is a firearms instructor , although now retired as the rangemaster for the Reading Pa. police dept. he still does the firearms training . He repaired the minor safety issue and told me it has an adjustable trigger and the workmanship on the gun was top notch . My question does anyone have any info on a traeger , I think spelling is correct , trigger ? He thinks it does date back and might have been produced in Philadelphia

June 29, 2010, 09:16 PM
Could it possibly be a Dayton Traister trigger? They were available from Brownells many years back. They were in their day a top shelf trigger and had a variety of models available. I have one on an old 03A3 that I sporterized back in the 70's. Completely adjustable and it will break like glass at 5oz if you need it that light. They made several different ones but I think they are down to just single stage replacement triggers now.

James K
June 30, 2010, 10:04 PM
Possibly Paul Jaeger, of Jenkintown, PA, a part of Philadelphia? Jaeger did a lot of sporter conversions as well as other custom work, and sold parts of his own design and manufacture.


July 4, 2010, 11:05 AM
Thanks for the feedback , after much additional research I find not only was it a Jaeger trigger but the gun is probably a Paul Jaeger conversion from the 1950's. When I bought the gun from a local gun shop the info was it was built in the coal regions by a gentlemen who did military conversions but also owned some Jaeger customs. After speaking to the grandson who inherited about a dozen guns and had no interest in , nor knowledge of them , did find out for me his grandfather was a good friend of Paul Jaeger . Needless to say I am very happy with the surprise as to what I really have and need to research it's value.