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BHP Trigger Help

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by johnmcl, Jan 4, 2009.

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  1. johnmcl

    johnmcl Member

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    Hi all,

    I installed a new trigger in my Browning HP, a Cylinder & Slide Wide Combat Trigger Browning Hi-Power Hard Chrome. Here's the link for the trigger:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=714779

    Now though a problem has developed. The trigger does not reset after the first shot. The trigger feels different, and clearly does not cause the hammer to drop. I can replicate the problem by holding the trigger down and cycling the slide.

    I've attached a photo here which shows the curved end of the spring clearly in place on the frame. Less clear is the straight end of the spring over the top of the trigger lever. I respectfully assert I have it installed correctly.

    I have written C&S looking for guidance. Is there any advice on the path forward from our group of august experts here?

    Thanks in advance,

    BHP-Trigger.jpg
     
  2. Jim K

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    It looks like it is in right, with the long arm of the spring under the trigger pin and on top of the trigger lever.

    With the magazine out and the slide off, does the trigger move freely, without binding? If not, it may require some fitting. (Chrome plating adds to the size of a part and may make it too large to fit properly.)

    If it moves OK, then try with the slide on. The trigger lever may be binding on the front of the sear lever, another area that has to be fitted carefully.

    If all is OK in that area, the magazine safety or the magazine may be rough and binding, or the magazine safety or its spring may be binding in the hole.

    (Some owners remove the magazine safety, others advise not to for reasons of possible legal liability.)

    Jim
     
  3. HammerBite

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    See this thread on TFL. The resolution to the problem is in post #9. The same thing may be happening to you.
     
  4. johnmcl

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    Jim, the trigger does move freely, both with slide on and slide off. This particular trigger does not have a magazine disconnect. In fact, when the install was complete, the instructions were very clear that parts are left over from the unsupported magazine disconnect function.

    Hammer, the problem described in the TFL thread is exactly mine. I'll report later tonight on what I discover on the trigger dimensions.

    Thanks all for the insight,
     
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    Hammer,

    You rock. The OEM trigger was 1.15 in long and the C&S was 1.19 in long. When I shortened up the trigger it worked fine.

    Thanks again,
     
  6. HammerBite

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    I'm glad to have helped! The BHP is one of my favorite guns.
     
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