Replacing Weatheryby Trigger

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by bweber, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. bweber

    bweber Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    This is kind of one of those "stop me if I'm about to do anything stupid" threads.

    I have a Weatherby Mark V in 270wby. It has a nice long barrel and is great for long distance stuff. But the trigger has always been too mushy and too heavy for my tastes. I learned that Timney is now making a replacement trigger, so I ordered one preset to a 2lb pull weight.

    Now I'm wondering if this is something that I can replace myself, or whether I should take it to a gunsmith? I'm not a gunsmith, but am pretty comfortable working on guns. If there's any metal work involved I would want to pay someone else to do it. But if it's just a matter of drifting out a pair of pins, swapping out the trigger mechanism and putting the pins back in place that's something I can do.

    Does anyone have any experience with these?


  2. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    The trigger is held on with 2 bolts. One on top and one from underneath. I'm not sure a Timney is going to be a measurable improvement. With a very little work (Clip a spring coil) a Mark 5 trigger will adjust down to 6-8 ounces. I keep all mine right at 13-15 ounces and crisp as it gets. Mine feel every bit as good as the $240 Jewel for Remingtons.