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Old January 21, 2013, 07:39 PM   #1
Armchair Bronco
Join Date: October 31, 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 28
Homebrew Trigger Job for Makarov Using J-B Bore Compound and Elbow Grease?

I recently purchased an East German Makarov from the early 1960's.

The Single-Action trigger is nice and crisp but the Double-Action trigger leaves a lot to be desired. It's very, VERY heavy and not as smooth as I'd like.

I'm not prepared to do any homebrew polishing of the hammer, sear, and trigger bar by removing components from the gun and subjecting them to a polishing stone. However, I'm hoping that by patiently using some 9x18 Makarov Snap Caps and dry firing the gun (in both DA and SA mode), I can improve the trigger pull.

What I'd like to know is whether I can help the process along by using some J-B Bore paste as a lapping compound. Several years ago, I used J-B Bore paste on the bolt and safety tab on my CZ-452 Scout 22LR rifle; both of these steel parts needed a little help and the J-B Bore paste, along with several hours of manually working the action, did the trick. The bolt is now smooth as silk.

Can I do the same thing with my Makarov?

(And if this is a dumb idea, I apologize in advance.)

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