Jewell trigger

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  1. DCGS

    DCGS <strong>Official LRH SPONSOR</strong>

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    I got a problem with jewell triggers and was wondering if any one else has had a simpler problem. The gun is a6x47Lapau on a Defiance action. The first trigger failed with around 25 shots. It started droping the firing pin when closeing the bolt. It held with the safety on but when releasing the safety it fired. Next trigger with maybe 75 rounds on it stoped firing at all like the safety is on. Any one with any ideas for a solution. Dan
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have seen similar events with a new Jewell. They are very fussy about dirt or cleaning solutions. If you let any bore cleaner get in them there is a pretty good chance they will fail. I would remove it, and flush it real good with lighter fluid, and blow it out. Do not apply oil just reinstall it and test.

    Jeff
     

  3. DCGS

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    Not the problem. Just talked with jewell and they say the sear is broke in the first one. He said that it had to be caused by a hot load. The loads I was shooting was not that warm. I have locked the bolt on my 7/300wsm over a rifle basix and never had a problem. I asked him if it was posible that the heat treating was off and the metal was brittle and he implied that it had to be my fault that they couldn't have made a mistake. Will send the second one back today to see what is wrong with this one. Just don't see how it could break the sear if the primer was still in one piece. Dan
     
  4. Broz

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    I hear you. We returned the new one that was malfunctioning. They cleaned it and wanted $45. We asked why it acted up and they stated it was due to years of wear and tear. We said wait a minute?? It is only a few days old! They then snt out a new one free.:rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Jeff
     
  5. eddybo

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    I have broken them shooting hot loads on at least a couple of occasions. Otherwise never a problem.
     
  6. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Too bad that any of the Jewell staff adopt a company-line approach of "Not Our Fault." EVERYONE puts out a defective item every once in a blue moon, at the least. If the reject rate was zero, no one would ever be able to afford the required sales price of any perfect product.
     
  7. Boss Hoss

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    Not to make anyone mad but you would be surprised at the number of people who do not install the trigger correctly. It may sound simple but it is possible to install one incorrectly lol!! Have seen more than one come into Speedy’s shop that looked like a monkey put it in… The Jewell is a very precision instrument (triggers in general are) that is more sensitive to dirt and must be installed correctly. Just think about this--if some of the parts are binding even slightly for whatever reason over time this will cause issues esp. if someone snaps it a lot without a fired empty in place.

    Relevant example----when we were building my 300 Jarrett on New Year’s Eve Eve this year it took almost an hour to get everything “happy” as Speedy likes to say with the trigger and bottom metal fitting. He has installed thousands and even blueprints the competition ones on occasion for the absolute ultimate in a .5 oz trigger.
     
  8. DCGS

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    Got another reply from the owner. He is going to replace them both and did admitt that anyone could make a mistake. Said he will check the hardness and said that in fact that it has happened in the past. As far as the instillation I have been doing work that is as close as any one for 25yrs including some parts that were for a nuclear sub. Dan
     
  9. phorwath

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    Much better. Jewell has been around a long time. I have two of their triggers and love them both.
     
  10. freebird63

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    On another forum I had posted a question about triggers and one of the replies I got was about jewell triggers and how they didn't work very well with any dirt in them. I want to get a new trigger for my Sendero and am leaning towards a Timney. Have heard lots of good stuff about them. I just know my stock trigger sucks and I can't wait to get rid of it.
    If my gun was just a target gun then a jewell trigger would be the way to go.
     
  11. shortgrass

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    I've only needed service once from Jewell. A "new" one I bought from Midway. It appeared someone else had it before I got it. Exchanged with Jewell, only an explanation over the phone . Had it in a matter of days. I'll have to agree with Boss Hoss, many triggers are installed in a 'slip-shod' manner. They appear soooooo simple, but , their installation and adjustment require complete attention to the task at hand and a complete understanding of the system. After all, they are the "key" to the "lock", and no matter how experianced we are, safety should be the first consideration. freebird, check-out the Shilen triggers. They're only made for the Remington 700 (and customs that use the same pattern). I've always been pleased with them. The installer needs to remove the safety lever and related parts from the Rem. trigger and install them on the Shilen, but that shouldn't be a problem for anyone installing an after market trigger.
     
  12. Boss Hoss

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    FWIW--I use Jewell exclusively on my hunting rifles as well and have never had a problem. The key to keeping them in perfect operating condition is to keep them clean. Just remove the bolt and let the lighter fluid flow into the assy—then a few blasts of compressed air and you are done. Took longer to type this then it does to perform the above action.