Enfield Trigger


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Skofnung
November 10, 2003, 03:02 PM
Hello again.

I love the SMLE. But, there is one thing that I would alter. The freaking trigger.

Is there anything that can be done? There is an obscene ammount of overtravel and it is gritty as heck. Altogether it is a good gun, but if something could be done to the trigger, it would be a great gun.

Thanks.

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jrhead75
November 10, 2003, 03:21 PM
Good source of books on Enfields and the accurizing and reloading for thereof...
303 British.com (http://www.303British.com/)

Andrew Wyatt
November 10, 2003, 03:37 PM
overtravel is not important, though i suppose you could put a stop screw in the triggerguard.

you can clean up that trigger by taking it apart and stoning it in the proper locations.

http://members.optushome.com.au/lee-enfield/AdjTP.html has the info.

nemesis
November 10, 2003, 09:41 PM
Contrary to popular opinion, the Lee Enfield No. 4 trigger, even the floating ones, can be made to work quite well. It's a very simple trigger mechanism and polishing the engagement surfaces can work wonders.

I have a cherished Long Branch No. 4, Mk 1 Improved and, while not a Match Grade trigger, the reworked trigger is a welcome and crisp improvement over the long and creepy stock setup.

jrhead75
November 10, 2003, 10:21 PM
I've got a No4 MkII, and I wouldn't change the stock trigger at all.

Bill Hook
November 11, 2003, 12:51 AM
My Lithgow had a trigger that was too light, so I stoned it a little to change the angle of the sear and trigger to make it what feels like an even 4lbs.

My #4mkII has a 4-5lbs. trigger with less take-up than the Lithgow SMLE.

swingset
November 11, 2003, 03:05 AM
The Lithgows have notoriously light triggers (which is why I like 'em!).

Anyone who's shot a No4T, L42 or the L39 can attest what a good armorer can do with an Enfield trigger. Some of the nicest triggers I've ever felt were on the No4 action.

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