View Full Version : For you Marlin Lever gun guys. Happy Trigger.

April 17, 2012, 01:54 PM
My 1895 45/70 Guide Gun had a really nasty trigger, gritty and what I thought was a pretty stiff pull. I’ve read a lot about the Wild West Happy Trigger so decided to try one. I also ordered a Lyman digital trigger pull gauge. Both arrived yesterday. Really like the trigger pull gauge. Tested the stock trigger pull, 6 ½ Lbs. This morning I installed the Happy Trigger. WOW! Am I happy. Smooth as silk, breaks like glass at 2 Lbs. 10 Ozs. :D

June 18, 2012, 05:36 PM
Where do you buy a "Happy Trigger"?

June 18, 2012, 08:36 PM
Blue http://www.midwayusa.com/product/259762/wild-west-guns-rifle-trigger-marlin-336-444-1894-1895-blue

Stainless http://www.midwayusa.com/product/188646/wild-west-guns-rifle-trigger-marlin-336-444-1894-1895-stainless-steel

Seems Midway is out of stock on both. Brownells also carries them http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=16630/Product/TRIGGER-HAPPY-KIT

June 19, 2012, 04:27 AM
Thanks a lot. I will put one on my wish list at midway.

June 19, 2012, 11:13 AM
I've had a happy trigger on my 1895 for a few years now, and you guys are going to be very happy with it. Thanks for testing your trigger pull. I tested mine and got the same reading you did but didn't want to believe it. I thought we tested it wrong somehow.

Be careful at the range! My first shot with my HT went just a little too soon for me. I was pointed downrange but wasn't used to it and boom. :o

No harm done but I show it more respect now.

June 19, 2012, 01:12 PM
I can see how someone that used to the stock trigger could get a BIG surprise with the Happy Trigger installed. I'm used to 1911s with 2.5 lb. triggers, my 700 is set to 2.5 and my Savages are all set for 2.5 so I was right at home with the new trigger. It makes me :D. Pointing gun down range is always a good idea. ;)

Glad I could help both. :)

June 21, 2012, 07:05 PM
My 1895 had a really floppy trigger. The Happy Trigger stopped the flop and reduced pull weight by a pound.

June 21, 2012, 07:08 PM
My 1894FG has had a Happy Trigger for 3 years now and it is the best thing that could have happened to the gun.
Too bad Marlin no longer makes the .41 Rem Mag rifle.