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Old August 29, 2012, 04:57 PM   #6
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Join Date: August 26, 2012
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Winchester 1885 problem

Thanks for the link to Ballard.
It appears that the hammer and fly have been modified. I am going to order a new hammer and fly.

The set trigger does not function as a normal set trigger. The knockoff is spring loaded. It has to be rotated downwards in back for its notch to catch on the notch in the trigger release. When the trigger is pressed the nockoff rotates upward in back by spring pressure and hits the sear to release the hammer. In essence, there are two sears, one on the hammer and one on the trigger. The trigger will not function as a normal trigger, it is a set trigger only.
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