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Springfield Model 187 Series A .22

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Master of Arms, May 4, 2008.

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  1. Master of Arms

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    I have a Springfield model 187 that belonged to my dad. I would like to try to "fix it up" a little but I`m lost as to where to find the appropriate parts. I`ve found a few stock parts but I`d like to have a better trigger installed or find an adjustable trigger. I don`t have any trustworthy gunsmiths in my area to do any trigger work on the original. I can probably replace the trigger assembly but I can`t find any that are compatible. Has anyone got any info on my problem. Any and all info that is related to the model and type rifle would be greatly appreciated. I think that the rifle is capable of firing shorts and long rifles but I`m not sure. Thanks in advance.:)
     
  2. Master of Arms

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    Guess I`m alone with this one.
     
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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that model has always had a reputation for not feeding properly. As far as the trigger goes, the vast majority of autoloaders have mediocre triggers that can't be improved much, if at all. I understand your desire to fix it up, but I wouldn't spend a lot on it.

    I'm not at all certain about which Savage/Stevens/Springfield guns have parts that will interchange with the 187.

    John
     
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  5. USSR

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    MoA,

    The 87 series of rifle were produced for many, many years under the Springfield, Stevens, and Savage name, as well as many other house brand names. I have a pre-war 87A model, and they are very accurate rifles as far as autoloaders go. Forget about getting a trigger other than OEM. Just get it in shootable shape and enjoy it.

    Don
     
  6. Master of Arms

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    I removed the trigger assembly and sanded the two pods down 1/10" equally and it made a world of difference. Still a little on the heavy side but much quicker release. Haven`t had any problem with the feeding, ever.
     
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    Me either.

    Don
     
  8. Master of Arms

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    Hey ussr, how long have you had yours? The only other problem that I`m having is that it sometimes doesn`t cock the firing pin after an ejection. I`ve tried adjusting the length of draw by adjusting the screw at the back of the reciever but I can`t seem to get it just right because if you go to far in with it, it won`t eject properly and too far out, its a real mess. Got any suggestions?
     
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