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Old 12-28-2012, 10:27 AM
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Re: Timney Trigger Issues

I found a new gunsmith that was recommended by a couple of co-workers. I will look into the clearance issue. I looked externally but didn't think about the internal parts. Thanks for all the info.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:30 PM
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Re: Timney Trigger Issues

The M70 install of the Timney trigger is not the easiest and in my experience has never been a "drop in fit". All the ones I have done needed some fitting involving stoning the cocking piece to get the safety to work correctly. A good gunsmith can usually turn the factory trigger into a thing of beauty.

Bob
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:58 PM
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Re: Timney Trigger Issues

Bob,
This is what I have heard. I made the decision to go with the timney instead of having the gunsmith modify the factory trigger like he was hinting at. I guess you live and learn. I have a new gunsmith looking at it this next week. Hopefully he can fix the issues and I can get back to shooting. Well, when the snow stops.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:22 AM
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Re: Timney Trigger Issues

I'm sure when you find the right smith your trigger will turn out great. The last one I did had been hacked so badly that the brand new Timney was junk and so much material had been filed off the cocking piece that I had to weld it back up. It turned out good though, when I explaned what had happened Timney replaced the trigger free of charge and once I got the angle correct on the cocking piece the factory trigger turned out really nice. The customer was happy with it and was able to sell the Timney and get part of his money back. That was the last job I did before letting my FFL expire
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:38 PM
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Re: Timney Trigger Issues

I finally spoke to Timney this week. The tech told me to back out the front nut, secure the rear pin and re-tighten the nut. This should secure this pin. I did this so we shall see. This is my biggest issue with this trigger. The safety works as a two position safety which is ok. I hope that this fixed the problem. Although the tech did say that I may need to take the bolt apart and polish the cocking pin to get the safety to work more smooth. I have no idea how to do this so maybe the new gun smith can take care of this.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:55 AM
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Re: Timney Trigger Issues

I would stick with your model 70 safety and sell the Timney.
I have owned 20 or more model 70's and almost always can get them adjusted to around 2-1/2 to 3 lbs.
Any compentant gun smith can do the same.
I am a BIG fan of timney though, I must have installed or owned over 20 mauser, enfield or springfield rifles with them, and they are a good trigger.
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