View Full Version : Trigger Adjustment on Ruger #1?

Kevin Rohrer
February 26, 2011, 09:16 AM
I just picked up a #1B in .204 Ruger for future PD extermination, and it came w/ a heavy trigger. Is the trigger-pull user-adjustable via a screw, or is it something I'll need a gunsmith to change? :confused:

44 AMP
February 26, 2011, 01:19 PM
Older Ruger No.1s and all the No.3s had a couple allen head screws in the trigger, so were user adjustable. Don't know about the new ones, but if your trigger doesn't have screws, then it's not easily adjustable. I think Ruger changed it a few years back to either an inside the action adjustment, or none (except by gunsmithing).

My No.1 has the screws, but its older, blued, and .375 H&H.

Hopefully someone who knows more will be along soon....

February 26, 2011, 01:20 PM
No, the trigger on a #1 is not user adjustable beyond the mostly ineffective trigger spring tension screw. Get a gunsmith to fix it. Someone used to make an aftermarket trigger for the #1, but I can't remember who.

February 26, 2011, 01:36 PM
There are triggers out there for the No.1, Moyers, Kepplinger, and Canjar (set).

I have the Canjar set trigger on the varment No. 1, works great.

February 26, 2011, 02:30 PM
Kepplinger, that's the one I was trying to remember! Thanks jaguarxk120! Moyer is a drop-in replacement, pretty nice triiger. BTW, Canjar is no longer in business, and AFAIK their triggers are no longer available (anyone have info to the contrary?).

February 28, 2011, 08:46 PM
I put a Keplinger set trigger in my 223 Ruger #1.
The improved geometry meant I never needed to use the set feature.

I lost that Ruger #1 223 and got another one.

I realized last time that a fairly simple trigger mod would get me all I need, and did not buy another Keplinger trigger.

I think Old Man Ruger left behind a trigger puzzle.
The reward is a better trigger for very little work.