Savage trigger creep has gotta go!

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by johnnybar, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. johnnybar

    johnnybar Well-Known Member

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    Who makes triggers for the older Savage 112 flat rear actions? Mine doesn't resemble any in the Brownells or Midway online catalogs. It has a single countersunk screw that holds it in place against a lateral groove in the bottom of the receiver. It has an integral safety mounted on the side of the trigger housing that pushes a pointed pin in and out from the side of the action and blocks the trigger travel. It's problem is that creep can't be tweeked out without disabling the safety.
     
  2. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    How about a photo? I've got Savages of most vintages and I've never seen what you are describing.
     

  3. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    check out sharp shooters supply or savage shooters .com

    sss has 2 one is the competition model adjustable down to 12 oz and the other is the evolution and will adjust similarly
     
  4. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    Not quite what he is after. I haven't seen a Savage with a side (trigger area) safety yet.

    You might want to try: Savage Shooters Forum - Index

    Alot of good folks there and maybe somebody can help.
     
  5. johnnybar

    johnnybar Well-Known Member

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    It is a sliding tang safety...the slider actuates a pivoting plate on the side of the trigger housing.

    I'll try Savage Shooters Forum as suggested...Thanks.
     
  6. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    Okay, it is a tang safety. From the description I thought it was a slide safety down by the trigger lever. Whew. Had me going.

    There are several that make triggers for the older Savages. Having a Savage you will find the most help at the website I directed you to. Tons of info there.
     
  7. KRP

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    I've still never seen such a thing so a photo would help. All the the Savages I have are tang safety(never seen any other version) but the trigger has a set screw on the rear that engages the safety. They all have a pivoting piece on the side but it is the sear/bolt stop/release. The trigger bracket and sear/bolt stop/release are held in place with a pin through the action rather than a counter sunk screw also.
     
  8. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    If you have a regular 112 it should have a factory 3 screw trigger which is adjustable in all the aspects of the SSS and rifle basix except over travel. You adjust the sear screw to remove creep then adjust the safety screw in the back to where it has slight drag on the safety and your issue should go away.
     
  9. 65HUNTER

    65HUNTER New Member

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    backwoods is right i have a few of those rifles and i did all of them the sameway works great
     
  10. johnnybar

    johnnybar Well-Known Member

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    Problem fixed...Thanks to everyone for the advice....GREAT FORUM!
     
  11. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    You can adjust overtravel with a three screw trigger, that's what one of the screws is for. The other two are sear and safety engagement.


    What was the fix? I assume it was a simple adjustment after understanding the mechanics of the trigger?
     
  12. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you can tell me something I don't know, but I can't see a use for the center screw unless you remove the side bar spring and cut a piece of whatever tension spring you want from packs of wolff universal springs and use that for the pull weight adjustment, that's what I do. There is no screw all the way in the back to touch the trigger housing for overtravel. So please explain what you mean, hell I'm here to learn to.
     
  13. johnnybar

    johnnybar Well-Known Member

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    Savage 110 Trigger Adjustment explains everything. The second screw in the back of the trigger is recessed just in front of the safety adjustment screw on my 112 .
     
  14. johnnybar

    johnnybar Well-Known Member

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    Sear screw backed off and created too much engagement. Never had thread lock juice fail...maybe I didn't get the oil off well enough years ago.