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mals9 08-18-2019 05:34 PM

Marlin 80 Trigger Pull
 
I have the trigger pull down to 3lb 8oz by changing out the trigger spring and a little polishing on the trigger and sear mating surfaces. I would like to to get as close to 2 lbs as is safe since I am using this for offhand and hope to get into silhouette shooting. Where do I go from here. The rifle is a '50's vintage . I cannot seem to locate a 2000 sear. So what says the collective wisdom?

Mals

'ol shooter 08-18-2019 06:32 PM

I don't know if the Riflebasix trigger can fit your rifle or not, since the older rifles are not listed. I would give them a call, can't hurt.

https://riflebasix.com/product/marli...-880-17-mar-1/

mals9 08-18-2019 07:41 PM

I looked on their site and it appears they do not offer an option for the older triggers.

Mals

'ol shooter 08-18-2019 09:37 PM

They did offer them at one time. I just thought, you never know if they have one laying on the shelf unless you call.


Wolff spring offers gunsmith assortments, a couple varieties, I bought them to work on an H&R 865 with an extremely heavy trigger. Trying to get a good balance between the trigger return and sear spring weights to minimize pull weight while retaining reset reliability.

gcrank1 08-18-2019 10:00 PM

Get back into the works.
Clean and dry the sear/notch multiple times, it Must Be Clean and Dry.
Apply a bit of automotive anti-seize compound to the contact surfaces.
Reassemble and dry-fire a bit to burnish the lube into the surfaces (dont let the striker fall onto an empty chamber!).
Give it a go.

ferg 08-19-2019 05:17 PM

That MAR-1 listed above will fit the 80 model. Same trigger as the 25, 880, etc listed on their website.

mals9 08-19-2019 08:36 PM

I did a little more stoning on the trigger / sear junction and then used the anti seize.
It is not down to 1lb 8 oz on a Wheeler gauge and is completely safe. No fire when bumped soundly on the but and no fire with the movement of the safety. Looking forward to shooting next weekend. Cost me all of $1.49 and my time to get it there.
Thanks gcrank1

Mals

aasbra 09-17-2019 11:55 PM

Curious what spring(s) you used, and whether the model 80 and 81 share the same trigger design. I just polished up the trigger on my model 81 and was thinking of trying some lighter springs, but was looking for some leads on where to get them. Thanks

mals9 09-21-2019 04:35 PM

I used a spring from a nasal spray I use. The 80 and 81 i had used the same trigger design.
PM me and I will send you one.

Mals

Racer X 09-30-2019 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ferg (Post 11579789)
That MAR-1 listed above will fit the 80 model. Same trigger as the 25, 880, etc listed on their website.


Yup, from their page "If you have a bolt action Marlin rimfire and it is not a 900 series, this is the trigger you need."


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