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Trigger repair on Mossberg 472 .30-30?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by 19-3Ben, Apr 17, 2014.

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  1. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Member

    Nov 5, 2006
    Hi guys, as I mentioned in in this thread, I have a friend who has a Mossberg 472 I'm interested in possibly buying.
    That thread doesn't seem to be getting any traction in terms of answers, so I figured that I might ask one of the questions about the rifle over here.

    It has an issue with the trigger. For clarification, this is a lever action rifle. I don't know if it will make a difference, but it's pretty similar to a Marlin 336 but with a trigger that is actually attached to the lever, and comes down along with the lever while cycling.
    The hammer is stuck back in the cocked position, and the trigger can freely move front to back while the hammer is back. Pulling the trigger to the rear does not release the hammer at all.

    Any idea what would cause this? Broken linkage somewhere I assume? Just trying to make a more educated guess before gambling on this.
  2. TPD211

    TPD211 Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    Central Florida...I hate it here
    There is a youtube video that shows how to take the gun apart.
    You can open the lever and push the strut with a screw driver to release the hammer.
    There are not a lot of moving parts in the gun, wonder if its really gummed up?
    Let me know if its for sale.
    I have its brother in 35 Remington, would love to add the 30-30 to the group.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2014
  3. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    East Texas
    ugh. pass, possibly even at $75. My uncle had one of those. I stripped it down and tried to improve the action and trigger without much success. it is a functional, but inelegant design, kind of like a hi-point. You might get it running easy, but there's not much as far as parts go if not. I know marlins inside and out, and the 472 really isn't much like one inside at all as I recall. I'd offer to make him a deal. take it home, poke at it, give $85 if you can get it working, and if not, he takes it back and you got to try for free.
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