timney trigger on a rem 700 help

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  1. tndan1975

    tndan1975 New Member

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    I installed a timney on a rem 700 adl and after i got it to fit in the stock and installed the bolts and i after to snug them down , I could not pulled the trigger or move the safety either. But if you leave the bolts kind of loose it works. I look at the trigger guard after installing it ., it looks like its touching alittle. Didn't know if this is the problem . Thanks for any info
     
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    coat the trigger assy with prussian blue or any lay out fluid, re install and see where it's touching.
     

  3. tndan1975

    tndan1975 New Member

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    ok thanks so something like Dykem Layout Fluid Blue will work
     
  4. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Might not have much luck seeing Prussian blue on a blued gun/trigger. Layout fluid dries and isn't the same stuff as Prussian blue. Use a feeler gauge to check for clearance between the trigger guard and trigger. I have had to shorten triggers before.

    Bob
     
  5. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    does it work before you put it in the stock? if it does then you know where your problem is. I installed a timney last night and had to modify the bottom metal for it to work perfectly
     
  6. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    look for the "blue" on the stock
     
  7. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Same here Mike! I put one in a rebuilt 03A3 a few years ago and had to take some metal off so there was enough clearance for the trigger to drop in and move easily.
     
  8. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Does the safety work correctly in/out of the stock?

    That's usually the first thing to bind. If that's your problem, use a dremmel to inlet the stock a little better for the safety.

    -- richard
     
  9. ofelas

    ofelas Active Member

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    If the safety on a Timney doesn't work, it's not the stock that needs clearancing.

    The crosspin through the trigger body sometimes sits against the trigger opening on the triggerguard.

    You'll need to make a small relief in the trigger guard so the crosspin can move from side to side when the safety lever is worked.
     
  10. sandbar782

    sandbar782 Well-Known Member

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    Having similar trouble though it appeared that the bolt release is hitting the bottom metal bc it works fine with out the stock on.

    I think I am going to relieve the bottom metal slightly where the bolt release button touches it.

    Thoughts?