Winchester and Jewell

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by J E Custom, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    I just installed my first Jewell trigger in a Winchester and was very impressed.

    A good friend had me install 5 Jewell triggers (It's an affliction that some get after the first one)
    4 Remington's and one Winchester.

    The instructions were spot on about issues that could be on the Winchesters and very helpful
    on interferences.

    There were some issues (Apparently there are differences from one rifle to another) but nothing
    that was not doable.

    First = the installation was strait forward because the trigger was in a housing (Just like the
    Remington) and a great fit on the mod 70 action.

    Some inlettind had to be opened up in the stock but it was minor.

    Clearanceing the trigger guard required more to clear the Jewell front and back.

    After installing all 5 triggers they were set at 1.5 pounds and I could tell no difference between
    the Winchester and the Remingtons.

    Jewell has done it again !! It is as good a trigger as I have ever seen on a Winchester and
    is the cure for many poor ones.

    I just thought I would let everyone that has a Winchester with a not so good trigger there was
    something available that with a little modification to the rifle can cure your problems.

    Now if they will just build a Weatherby trigger.

  2. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2009
    (It's an affliction that some get after the first one)

    I know what you mean sure will spoil you after you use a Jewell. I also agree with the Weatherby statement.
  3. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    You guys happen to know how long they've been making triggers for Winchesters?

    Used to be the reason I wouldn't buy a Winchester, Jewel didn't make a trigger for it last I knew.?

    Affliction, you bet! After the first one, I was hooked. Got 8 of em now!:D
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004

    I don't know how long , but it has not been long because a year or so ago I talked to The folks
    at Jewell and they only built triggers for Remingtons at the time.

    Also there were some mechanical issues that were present with some installations that only a
    competent smith could deal with so that may have been the reason also the demand.

    It was not just a simple change like the Remington is but well within most peoples ability
    and well worth the effort.