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Pedersoli Sharps

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by John Morton, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. John Morton

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    I just purchased a Pedersoli "Billy Dixon"45-70 cartridge sharps
    I am experimenting adjusting the "Double set triggers".
    I have adjusted the screw (between the triggers ) inward as far as I can so the rear trigger will hold in set (two far in with the screw between the triggers , the rear trigger will not hold set. I have experimented with turning the screw out (supposed to make a harder trigger pull).
    Here is my qustion,,whether the screw between the triggers is adjusted out or in,the pull weight on the trigger is just over a pound. Is this a normal trigger pull weight for thes guns? Seems light. Thanks, John
     
  2. Old Dragoon

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    The Set triggers are designed to be a "Touch" trigger. I had a the same rifle and it out shot my Shilo Sharps on any given day. The forward trigger is supposed to be a light touch., is your triggers a true double set trigger? Meaning you can fire with the front trigger without setting the rear "set" trigger? It would have two blades on the trigger mechanism. IIRC the from trigger lever lays closest to the far side of the gun, and the rear Trigger ,(set), blade lays closest to the lock side, on a right had rifle.
    Hope this helps
     
  3. John Morton

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    Yes, it is a true double set (I could screews the font trigger without setting the rear trigger) problem is that is a very heavy pull 13lb.
    Is there a way to get the front trigger to pull at 3-4lbs ? Would adjusting the rear screw (hammer let off) help?
    1.5lbs is too light. Thanks, For your comments ! John
     
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    you should be able to back the screw almost all the way out to heavy up the front trigger, if not then I suggest a bit of gun smithing to fix it. By rights if you screw the screw almost all the way out it should operate like the back trigger is not set at all. If it does not do that it is not right.
     
  5. John Morton

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    According to my manual, the farther you screw in the screw (clockwise) (between the triggers) ,the harder the trigger pull should be. ??? Thanks, John
     
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    Bassakward from every one I have ever had. You screw them in to lighten the touch. I would have to see the set trigger asy to be sure of course. but the way they most generally work is the screw touches the lever of the reqar set trigger pushing it upwards to the point that it will not stay cocked. you can try this (maybe if the sear of the lock is a bit above the set trigger levers when set), without cocking the hammer back. screw in until the front trigger trips, then back off somewhat to get it to hold. the instructions sound backwards to me and may be wrong due to translation.
     
  7. John Morton

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    Pedersoli Sharps set triggers

    I hear you. This is exactly what the manual says ""To obtain sensitive pulls it's necessary to adjust the trigger screw (57): turning the screw anticlockwise the trigger pull becomes more sensitive (reaching a point when the rear trigger cannot catch the front trigger), turning the screw clockwise you will obtain an harder trigger pull."
    Things like this drive me crazy. It should be as simple as falling off a log!
    Thanks for your help as I am confused! John
     
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    Right to tight, left to loose, unless Pedersoli made left hand threads.
    Don't remember mine being left hand threads on the set trigger in fact I have never seen left hand threads on a set trigger assy. and I built 19 ML rifles and 5 Hawken Pups back in the day, but been shooting BP rifles and pistols since the late 60's.
     
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    Pedersoli Sharps trigger screw

    Hi Dragoon, Did you ever measure the trigger pull with a guage on your Pedersoli ,once you got it where you wanted it? This is the first "Double set adjustable trigger" gun I have ever owned. I would like to get it to 3 to 4 pounds,but I don't know if that is possible with this Pedersoli. 1 + pound triggerpull is too light for me. Thanks for your time and MERRY CHRISTMAS! John
     
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    the whole concept of a set trigger is that the rear trigger is pressed only when you have the rifle rested on cross sticks, or across saddle bags [or sand bags at the range from a bench], are comfortable, have already pulled the front trigger [which ideally is 8-10 lbs, and is used somewhat like a safety on a modern rifle] and then, and only then do you touch of the shot with your super light [''a breeze through the trigger guard could set it off''] set trigger. It's a set up for super accurate long range shooting such as a bench rest shooter or buffalo hunter might use. it takes some getting used to. my dad's Hawken is set up that way, and has been since before I inherited it. My paper cutter Sharps has a single trigger, and I prefer it over the set trigger set-up, but I can use either one, the way it was meant to be used. Obviously, it's your rifle, you can get a single trigger set up for it from VTI Gunparts, if you don't like set triggers, but there's a reason they are set up that way. The reason is gnat's butt accuracy.
     
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