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Marlin 1894, trigger question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Chilean, Mar 15, 2008.

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  1. Chilean

    Chilean Member

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    HI guys

    I have noted in the Marlin 1894 lever-action rifles, that the triggers appear to be loose. Specifically, I was able to manipulate the trigger fore (forward) and aft (backward) a small amount, when the hammer is in the "cocked" position.

    The question is how much play is normal, and at what point does movement become an indicator of a trigger defect?

    Is there a difference between the trigger's feel and movement when the hammer is cocked, versus when the hammer is at rest position?

    Any information will be appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. DPris

    DPris Member

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    The factory triggers are loose, it's normal, there's only a problem if the trigger/sear combo fails to function normally in holding the hammer to the rear and/or releasing the hammer. The trigger pivots back & forth cocked or not, there's no set amount of travel to watch for, and that in itself is no indicator of a trigger defect.
    That's just the way they're built.
    Denis
     
  3. Cron

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    It's called trigger flop and is normal on the 1894. A replacement trigger from Wild West will eliminate the flop and lighten the pull.
     
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