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Installation instructions for a Wild West trigger and ejector in a Marlin 1894/95.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MCMXI, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. MCMXI

    MCMXI Member

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    I completed the installation of three Wild West triggers and three Wild West "bear proof" ejectors in my Marlin lever action rifles this week ... two 1895s and one 1894. Before I started this project, I was surprised by how little information I could find on the internet regarding the installation of an aftermarket trigger in a Marlin therefore I decided to do a "How To" for any other Marlin owners considering this upgrade. I'd appreciate any feedback particularly if you have any suggestions or comments to improve the instructions.

    Thanks.

    :)
     
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  2. straight-shooter

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    Very nice detailed write up on this 1858. I appreciate your time involved in doing this as it will make my installation of the Wild West Trigger very simple once I get one.

    I saved a copy of the pdf to my harddrive.

    Cheers!
     
  3. hungryhunter

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    fantastic work, I plan on installing one on my 336w tonight : )
     
  4. Prepster

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    I just bought an 1894 Cowboy. Since I haven't fired it yet (it isn't actually here yet, either :(), I'm not sure if I'm going to want a wild west trigger, but thanks for the write up anyway! I've saved it to my hard drive in case I want a new trigger, opinions seem to be fairly split from what I hear.
     
  5. hungryhunter

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    1858 You're a genius. I looked at your PDF and put the WWT in my 336w in about 10 minutes. Great work, I love the new trigger, can't wait to get to the range.
     
  6. MCMXI

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    hungryhunter, well done and I'm sure you'll find the trigger a huge improvement over the stock one. Once you take these Marlins apart you realize how easy they are to work with and why they're such great rifles. I like the fact that they can be totally disassembled/reassembled for cleaning/maintenance in about 10 minutes (including removing the firing pin).

    :)
     
  7. MCMXI

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    Here's a new link for the Wild West trigger installation ... the original link no longer works. My apologies to the folks that have been sending me PMs. :eek:

    Wild West trigger installation.

    :)
     
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  8. Strm27m

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    Very nice! Thank you for taking the time to do the write-up.
     
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    thank you
     
  10. Robert

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    Out Standing. Thank you sir.
     
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    Terrific job on these instructions! I've had a WW trigger for a couple of weeks, debating whether to try installing it myself or spend the money on a gunsmith. I owe you one. If you find your way down to Houston, let me know and I'll treat you to some BBQ and a beer.
     
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    Oh, and darn fine photo work, too. Perfect exposures and focus, no shadows or glare. Guns aren't the only thing I shoot, and I know that work took some careful attention.
     
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    Very nice work. Thank you.

    T2E
     
  14. Furncliff

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    1858 - WELL DONE!

    I was not planning a trigger mod for my 1894c because the trigger isn't too bad. That just changed.
     
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    I went shopping for the trigger and found Midway has them on sale... ~$79.00
     
  16. MCMXI

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    Visible Intent, you're welcome and thanks for the kind words. The trigger makes such a difference so I'm happy to help anyone interested in this cheap and effective upgrade. I'm not much of a photo expert but I do try, so I appreciate the fact that you noticed the effort.

    tango2echo & Furncliff, you're welcome too!

    :)
     
  17. Visible Intent

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    Just a quick update. This afternoon I followed 1858's excellent instructions for installing the WW trigger on my Marlin 338 express. Installation went very smoothly, and I'm a complete newb when it comes to gunsmithing. At the range, today, that crisp, easy break made a huge difference. If you have one of this family of Marlin lever guns, you will love the result.
     
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    Hi 1885, just to let you know I found the link to your instruction. They look great. Thank you for your effort.

    Regards, craig228
     
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    Are these instructions still available? Link in this thread is broken.:confused:
     
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    1858: Thanks for posting the new link on the Wild West trigger installation. Wonderful job. much appreciated.
    John
     
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    Wow 1858 ... many thanks!
     
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    Tag for later, thank you for the great article. [​IMG]
     
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    Where is the pdf?

    Uh the link isn't working anymore, could someone please repost the file. I want a happier marlin trigger as well!

    Thanks!
     
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