Jewell Trigger Question


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mmike87
October 2, 2006, 10:14 AM
Having just recently installed a fantastic Jewell trigger in my Remington 700P I noticed one issue.

The bolt stop release "button" just forward of the trigger rubs on the trigger guard. The stop functions, but will not release after being depressed - you have to use something to gently pry it back out.

This isn't a deal breaker - and it's certainly not difficult to do. The trigger seems aligned properly in the rifle - and the trigger guard is aluminum and so thin already I'm hesitant to remove much material.

Anyone have this issue before? Suggestions? Thanks.

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GunnySkox
October 2, 2006, 11:34 AM
If it rubs on the trigger guard, couldn't you just pop out the trigger guard/button and just get after the rubbing part of the button and the rubbed-on part of the trigger guard with a little bit of fine grade sandpaper or a file?

~GnSx

mmike87
October 2, 2006, 11:36 AM
Yeah - I was sort of wondering if perhaps there was some common installation mistake I had made. I was a little hesitant to start removing metal from my $230 trigger assembly. :eek: Even if it's only a button - but that may indeed be what I need to do.

mmike87
October 3, 2006, 11:36 AM
Actually - it appears that although the guard does touch the bolt release, that's not the problem. When the receiver is placed back in the stock without the trigger guard, the bolt relase still is bound by something.

Apparently, something is different enough with the Jewell trigger that is rubbing or is wedged against the HS Precision stock at some point.

Is there any real risk of making the "cavity" that the trigger assembly lives in inside the stock a little larger using some light Dremeling or sanding? It would seem to be pretty safe to me since the receiver bolts against the aluminum bedding block - removing material from the sides of the trigger cavity should be OK. I think.

Thoughts? Thanks.

JohnBT
October 3, 2006, 11:49 AM
I'm not at home so I can't look, but as I remember it the Jewell instructions say that some stock mods may be necessary to prevent binding. On second thought, that may be referring to the safety lever, but I wouldn't hesitate to do a little light clearance work on a stock to fit a Jewell.

Fitting one to my Finnfire required stock work and work on the polymer trigger guard, but it was definitely worth it.

John

mmike87
October 3, 2006, 12:04 PM
Even I I left it as is with the bolt relase bound, it's still not coming out! It's a fantastic trigger.

Dremel it is! :D

lycanthrope
October 3, 2006, 09:38 PM
Mine rubbed on the inside of the stock during it's travel. Jewell's are much wider than the stock assembly. Put some grease on the lever and install the trigger. Take it out and see where it's rubbing. Dremel away...no problem.

mmike87
October 3, 2006, 10:19 PM
Done. I Dremeled the stock a bit, the inside of the trigger guard a little, the the side of the shaft of the bolt release lightly. Put it all back together, torqued to 65 inch pounds, and all is well. With everything assembled, you can't see any Dremeling.

One day I need to Duracoat the safety and trigger so they match the rifle (black.)

Dremeling on your rifle is a little stressful your first time ... :eek:

lycanthrope
October 3, 2006, 10:32 PM
Wait until you take the soldering iron to your $2000 pistol.......

JohnBT
October 4, 2006, 08:40 AM
I'll think of you the next time I'm tempted to buy a used pistol. :neener:

mmike87 - Glad the trigger worked out. Hope you don't end up like me. Everytime I think about buying a rifle I have to check to see if Mr. Jewell makes a trigger for it.

John

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