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Old 08-25-2003, 01:57 PM
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trigger work

Can someone tell me how to lighten and smooth out the trigger pull on my Marlin 25MN in .22WMR? I saw a post about a "spring trick" but it didnt explain how. I would like to know how this is done, or any other advice anyone can give me to clean up that trigger at home. As a side note, im getting 1.5 inch groups at 100 yds with remingtons new 33 grain poly tips, most accurate load ive found yet. Does anyone have experience with these loads on live critters?
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Old 08-25-2003, 08:41 PM
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I posted this on another site, and will post it here for you.



I have had a 17VS for several months now, and it is a dream to shoot. I have a Simmons AETEC 3.8x12.44AO scope on mine, that a local shop sells for $135.



Another one.



And one more.



I have only been able to shoot it a 50 yards so far, as we are having dirt work done on our rifle range. The group on the right, by the dime, is 5 shots with the 17 at 50 yards, the center is my son shooting his 22 mag.



The factory trigger wasn't the best in the world. I changed out the spring with a spring from a papermate ink pen, about $1.00 at the local Office Max. It made all the difference in the world. This works on all of the Marlin bolt guns.



Take the lower screw out of the trigger, slip the trigger out, and the spring on the back side of the trigger is the one that you change out. Takes it from 6+ pounds to a nice ~3 to 3.5 lb trigger.



After you do this, be sure to check it over and over to make sure it is safe. Bump it with your hand, bump it on the floor, and check it over and over again.

I can't wait to get out and shoot some squirrels and crows with this gun. The great thing about the 17 is that when you pull the trigger, the gun never moves. You just hear the pop and see the hole appear in the target. I have chrono'd my loads right at 2600 fps from my rifle.

Good shooting.
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Old 08-26-2003, 02:03 AM
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Thanks a bunch for that trigger work info. I had it done in less than 10 minutes, couldnt get it to missfire, so everything looks good. I did something similar to that on an old single shot remington .22, but in that situation I just started clipping the spring a little at a time. Cant wait to try out the marlin this weekend on some crows. thanks again, Tincody.
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Old 08-26-2003, 09:25 AM
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Great idea, I'll head for office max to get one of those pens.

By the way, how tough is it to work the pen with that heavy Marlin spring in there

Regards.
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Old 08-30-2003, 08:21 AM
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Mr Chitlin,

I found a similar spring in one of the pens laying around the house. A couple of minutes later, had it installed in the 25N. I don't have a trigger scale, but it feels much lighter.

Thanks for the excellent pictures.

Now I just need to get shooting this weekend.

(BTW, the pen did not work at all with that heavy Marlin spring in there. So it's labeled and thrown in the small-parts box, where it will gather dust forever.)

Regards.
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Old 08-30-2003, 09:19 AM
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(BTW, the pen did not work at all with that heavy Marlin spring in there. So it's labeled and thrown in the small-parts box, where it will gather dust forever.)

Regards.
Glad this helps. It definitely is not my original idea, it was passed on to me by someone else.

I am the same way with my springs. I kept my springs, in the case that I did ever sell one of these guns, not that I am expecting to, though. Then I would put it back to the factory original condition.

Safe shooting.
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Old 08-31-2003, 08:26 AM
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Mr. Chitlin,
That's one nice post above. I really appreciated it. I was scanning the Marlin board to get recommendations on a trigger spring for my 17 VS.
Thank you,
Ken
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Old 09-28-2003, 05:08 PM
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Great trigger tip, went and bought 3-pack of pens for my 2 old Marlins. But took the stocks off and found both these triggers are pinned in.(only 1 screw on top) One is a 883 the other a 25, both are 15-20 yrs. old. How do I get the pen spring into these?
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Old 10-04-2003, 08:02 PM
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pinned in

Knock the pins out with a brass punch. Change springs and tap the pins back in.
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Old 10-11-2003, 03:39 PM
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Thank you for the info, just changed my spring and it made a world of diff. in my 25MN.
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Old 10-27-2003, 06:11 PM
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Old 11-05-2003, 10:04 AM
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Old 11-12-2003, 05:43 PM
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I can't wait to get my Marlin 17VS. It is sitting at my local FFL right now awaiting me to pick it up. I will have to stop and get a pen on the way to the shop so I can change out the spring.

Thanks!

MedCop
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Old 11-19-2003, 07:25 PM
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Changing the spring out helps ALLOT .However, if your at all handy, get a very fine ceramic stone ( knife sharpener) and CAREFULY buff the interfacing surfaces of the trigger and sear knotch. ( Shown to right of trigger post in pic above.) DON"T change the depth or shape of either piece, just smoothen out the surface . 5-10 light runs accross both surfaces should do it. This will knock another # or even 2 off and make it break even cleaner. Check again for safety by repeatedly closing the bolt and jarring the gun. BE CAREFULL AND DON"T ATEMPT IF YOUR UNSURE.
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Old 07-31-2004, 02:36 PM
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Top for easier reference when I get the new spring this afternoon.

Thanks!
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