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58 Remington Pietta

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by jimnbubba, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. jimnbubba

    jimnbubba New Member

    Aug 1, 2013
    East Mesa ,AZ
    Is here a way to stiffen up the trigger pull on a Pieta 1858 Remington?,mine has a very delicate pull
  2. fdf

    fdf New Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Contact a gunsmith, seem the best option does is not?
  3. Patrick R

    Patrick R New Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    Youngstown, Ohio
    You are lucky to have a light trigger pull.

    My Peitta 58 target has a tougher pull then I would like.

    My Pietta 1860 trigger pull is fantastic.

    A new parts swap may help you. (Triggrer, hammer, sear)
  4. 44 Dave

    44 Dave Active Member

    Apr 9, 2012
    Northern Wisconsin
    The spring may be weak, I have "adjusted" some of the trigger pull on my Remy. by bending the spring a little. Best have a spare spring be for you go bending it.
    I want my trigger pull at no more than 3# on a gun I plan to try to hit a target with shooting offhand.
    I have a 2nd gen. Colt .45 the previous owner use to shoot crows with. The trigger pull was so light all I had to do was think "fire" and it went off, had to have the trigger pull increased a couple ounces.
  5. swathdiver

    swathdiver Active Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    Treasure Coast, Florida
    Sometimes all it takes is to tighten the trigger and bolt spring screw to your liking. You can also bend the spring slightly to adjust its feel as mentioned earlier.
  6. B.T.Henry

    B.T.Henry New Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    There is a screw on the front of the grip where your fingers are when you grip the gun. This adjusts the cocking tension. I've found with my '58 that if I have this backed off that the trigger pull is rather delicate. However, if your thumbs can handle some extra work if tighten the cocking tension it tends to stiffen the trigger pull slightly. But I must agree having a light pull is a nice thing to have a lot of the time.
    I wouldn't call on a gunsmith unless absolutely nessicary, there's a lot of literature out there for one. And Two I find it a fun, inexpensive hobby to study up and learn to do things on my own. I've put my '58 through Hell and made a lot of fixes and adjustments myself just based off what I have read up on, kind of rewarding knowing you did it your self. Make some adjustments like the fella above me said, try messing with the cocking tension and try it out.
  7. BowerR64

    BowerR64 Participating Member

    Aug 1, 2013
    I shot mine 3 times before i tore them down to clean them and the first time i tore them down i wasnt positive i got them back together right.

    On my 2 remys there is a little "spring" for the trigger. This "spring" has 2 tangs on it. If im right one tang is the take up the other is the break. Well the first time i put mine together i didnt get the takeup tang on the trigger and it was loose and flopped around but MAN the trigger was LIGHT! i mean like a hair trigger.

    Then i figured out my mistake and fixed it. When both tangs are in the right position the trigger tension is like it should be.

    Maybe you can try it before you go bending it try putting it together with the one tang off. DONT LOAD IT OR TRY AND FIRE IT THIS WAY. Use a rag and stuff it between the hammer and the frame and try it. I was shocked how light it gets doing this.

    It may not cock correctly with the trigger flopping around im not sure thats why i wouldnt sugest trying to fire it. It seem to work on mine but it was WAY lighter then ide care to try shooting with.
  8. kituwa

    kituwa Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Jim, did you buy your gun new or used? The reason i ask is if its used someone could have put a lighter main spring or trigger spring in your gun or altered the one in it. If it was new you may have just got one with a lighter trigger to start with.First thing i would do is put a small piece of leather in the slot where the hammer goes through the frame to keep it from ruining your nipples as you dry fire it. Lay your gun on its side on a wrag on your table top.Now watch the hammer very closely as you slowly pull the trigger to fire it(unloaded of coarse).If the hammer moves back a tiny bit as you pull the trigger then the trigger/hammer sear angles are wrong but that will make the triger pull harder.If it moves slightly forward before it releases the hammer then the angle is also off but in the opposite way and this will make the trigger pull slighter lighter but is unsafe as it can cause the gun to have accedental discharges.Bowers , above mentions the trigger/bolt spring in his gun being out of place causeing a very light pull and the trigger to flop around when the gun is not cocked. Getting that spring out of place when you put the gun back together is not uncommon.This spring is split and one leg is for the trigger and the other leg is for the cylinder bolt stop, they are not both for the trigger like he thought. Once in a while a gun will come from the factory with the trigger not hardened enough and the tip where it engages the hammer sear will round off a little bit and will cause a very light pull.If you take the trigger out and look at the tip of it real close if its right it should have nice square angles.If thats the problem the best fix for most people is to just replace it with a new one, they are not expensive.Its also possible the trigger return spring is broken, a common problem and also not expensive.Its a real good idea to keep a parts kit for your gun as there are a few small parts that are prone to break on these guns. The trigger / bolt spring, mainspring, trigger,cylinder hand/spring,the bolt, and if you buy the whole kits it usually has a new hammer in the kit too.if you do a search on the web you can find an exploded view picture that can help you with taking your gun apart and putting it back together if your not familiar with that. Its not hard after you have done it a few times and in no time you will be able to diagnose most problems you may ever have with your gun plus you really need to know how to tear it down so you can clean it inside too. I think there are some youtube videos on taking a remington apart that helps too. There is a screw that has to be takin out to remove the hammer and ratchet hand and if you dont know where to look you prolly wont ever know that screw is there.

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