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Enfield Trigger

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Skofnung, Nov 10, 2003.

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  1. Skofnung

    Skofnung Member

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    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.
     
  2. jrhead75

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    Good source of books on Enfields and the accurizing and reloading for thereof...
    303 British.com
     
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    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.
     
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    I've got a No4 MkII, and I wouldn't change the stock trigger at all.
     
  6. Bill Hook

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    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.
     
  7. swingset

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    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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