Thank you. Only front trigger seem to do anythiing. Strip apart?? and oil??
April 2, 2006, 09:30 PM
The front trigger always fires the gun. If the gun is freshly cocked, then it will be a "normal" pull, a few pounds. The rear trigger "sets" the front trigger. Once set, the (front) trigger pull will be a few ounces.
If the triggers are not working that way, then perhaps it might be a good idea to introduce the gun to a gunsmith who has seen and adjusted that type trigger before. Talking nice to the nice gunsmith and listening intently often gets a person a lot of information about the subject at hand, in this case double set triggers, their care and feeding.
April 2, 2006, 09:57 PM
What type of Mauser is that?
April 2, 2006, 10:05 PM
M48BO Yugo. I appreciate any help Dale
April 2, 2006, 11:49 PM
Its sole purpose is to "set the kicker" on the front trigger, so that it will have an exceptionally crisp, featherweight pull, measured in the ounces. If you don't use the rear trigger to "set the kicker", then the front trigger will have a pull weight more in line with those rifles having a single trigger, around 2-3 pounds. (Unless they're single-set triggers, like Canjar, Kepplinger, etc)
One can still find the double-set trigger assemblies for installation in '98 Mauser actions. I believe there are one or two on e-Bay right now. The double-set trigger is considered a classic installation for a fine sporting arm, and do nothing to hurt the price of the rifle. I'm quite partial to them, and have a double-set trigger arrangement on my 1874 Sharps Business Rifle. I will also install the Mauser double-set trigger system on my .45-70 Siamese Mauser Express Rifle project.
April 3, 2006, 12:23 AM
I have a double set trigger on my CVA .50 cal Hawkins rifle and I love it. Think they are just friggin awsome myself.
April 3, 2006, 07:46 AM
I have a commercial Mauser in 7x57 with set triggers and it is sweeeet! really makes a difference when you want that suprise trigger break every time. Mine is set at about 8oz.
April 3, 2006, 12:27 PM
If your triggers are working properly, you should hear a "click" when pull the rear trigger. That is the front trigger setting. Trigger pull on the front trigger should now be on the order of a few ounces.
If you don't hear a click, the odds are someone has been monkeying with the triggers. The screw between the two triggers adjusts the weight of the front trigger when set. You screw it in to reduce weight of pull, and back it out to increase weight. If it's screwed in too far, the front trigger won't set at all. So start by backing it out just a turn at a time. After a bit the trigger should set nicely.
April 3, 2006, 02:33 PM
Now that I know what to do things work fine. Despite shooting 60 years with arms ranging from .22 to trap door 45-70 I've neer used double-set trigger. Thank you very much for the help. firstname.lastname@example.org
April 3, 2006, 10:23 PM
You'll enjoy the set triggers immensely. I know I do. ;)