Jewell issue, long after install.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by joshua99ta, May 24, 2014.

  1. joshua99ta

    joshua99ta Well-Known Member

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    I installed a jewel last year on my 700bdl 7mag, everything went fine. Worked like a charm. Fired 100+ rounds thru the rifle and took it hunting a few different times. No issues. I even had this trigger on a previous rifle with no problems.

    I pulled it out of the safe a couple months back(been to busy to mess with it) and checked to make sure it wasn't loading to hand off to a buddy to check the scope out. When I closed the bolt the firing pin dropped. I looked again to make sure I saw what I saw. Its set at 1.5lbs, nothing appears to be touching the trigger. It has been in the safe since I returned from my last outing.

    Anything I should specifically look for when I pull it apart?? I did not clean it on my last outing but I did the time before and it was fine then. Could something have broken in the trigger?

    before I get pounded with "if you don't know what your doing you shouldn't mess with it". I'm confident enough to do the job. I work out of town 2 weeks at a time and I was just wanting to pick the brains of you guys to see what your opinions are while I'm out here in the gulf of mexico on an oil rig.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I would try cleaning it with lighter fluid and "NO OIL" is recommended after cleaning,

    Hope that fixes it.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. FearNoWind

    FearNoWind Well-Known Member

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    If your going to pull it apart, look for microscopic particles of anything in/on or about the mechanism.
    My recommendation:
    Don't pull it apart. Send it back the Jewell with a copy of the original receipt and a note explaining the problem.
    What you describe is why I don't use Jewell triggers. My experience with them firing without the assistance of the shooter has made me wary.
     
  4. joshua99ta

    joshua99ta Well-Known Member

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    roger that. I'll give it a thorough cleaning when I get in. IF that doesn't help I'll try to hunt down the receipt and send it back to jewell and see what they can do with it.
     
  5. thekyrifleman

    thekyrifleman Well-Known Member

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    +1 for J E .....clean it with lighter fluid....