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Old 06-17-2021, 09:39 AM
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Yesterday I saw a strange-looking rifle in a store. I asked to look at it. Turns out it was a 453 with the varmint-profile barrel. The stock looks to have been replaced with an aftermarket one - perhaps a Fajen or some other custom style. It had a HUGE cheekpiece to where you could barely even get your eye down there to look down the barrel. It was painted with a nasty paint job. The rifle was missing the magazine (22LR, I think, but in retrospect I really didn't even look at the caliber marking.) The bolt was nearly impossible to get out of the rifle, because the trigger would barely pull enough to release it. Then with the bolt in, the trigger was not a single-set trigger - it had obviously been changed out. I didn't take the rifle down to inspect the trigger itself - I just handed it back to the clerk. Why would somebody take the single set trigger off a 453? Is there an aftermarket trigger that is better? I can't imagine that one would scavenge the trigger to put it on something else and then think you're making money by selling off the 453 afterwards... It just didn't make sense! The way I see it, with the UGLY stock, it would basically be buying a barrelled action with an incorrect trigger on it. Is there a way to adjust the single set trigger such that it does not have the set feature any more? Why would anybody do this? I'm just baffled.
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:46 AM
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Pretty sure the single set can be adjusted out of a 453 trigger.

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Old 06-17-2021, 09:59 AM
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Single set trigger blade is “ Silver “ and somewhere https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...6_kso_FGV2886c

In this it says yes you can turn it off.

The reason to do this , my guess , is that you have the regular trigger so light,that the set trigger is so light its unsafe.
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:02 AM
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If is a 453 you could use this https://www.ebay.com/itm/13332189511...0AAOSwfcNeNKq7
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:06 AM
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On a single set trigger if you set the trigger on safe , when you switch off the saftey it will fire . So once its on safe , you must pull the trigger and release the single set, or open the bolt before you switch it off.
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:20 AM
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What was the price tag in this odd ball?
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Old 06-17-2021, 12:11 PM
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Well, you enablers...

Based on GMD1950's post and a couple minutes of research, I took what would normally be my very own advice (I'm an enabler too.) I ran, not walked, back to buy it. It is in fact 22LR. The magazine is missing. The trigger is silver, and the stock is just ugly as sin in my eyes, but it should actually be very good to shoot scoped. It came with a set of silver high rings - I haven't figured out what brand yet. Pictures later, and I will pull the stock off and see what's up with the trigger.
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Old 06-17-2021, 02:19 PM
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OK, I got it home and took it down. The trigger is definitely the SST, and it was adjusted in so far that the set wasn't working. The darn screw is so small that I had to use a pocketknife blade to adjust it back out. The SST works just fine, and no it does not fire when I take it off safety with the trigger set. I am now entirely happy with this purchase! Now to deal with the stock. It's ugly.
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I can't see your pix Vinco.
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Old 06-17-2021, 02:51 PM
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:01 PM
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I think CZ has a 453 stock in .22lr on sale for 85 bucks. Not sure if it's for the varmint barrel. Go to their webstore.
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:26 PM
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That a synthetic stock? I agree the green is too far, but a nice flat earth tone wouldn't look bad, and i suspect that stock would do nicely with a scope, as long as the bbl/action assy is bedded properly. Are there pillars? Rings remind me of BKL's. Nice snag.
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:02 PM
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That’s not a bad find.

I found this one after it had been sitting in the back room of a gun shop for 7 years after it had been returned by a customer as it would not shoot. It got set aside in its box and then forgotten. I got a good deal on it and figured the reported accuracy issues were probably shooter induced. I discovered the previous owner had taken it apart and re assembled it with the action screws in the wrong holes. Shot MOA at 100 yards for me with SK Std plus once it was properly assembled.

The tiger striped stock made it a super deal.

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Old 06-17-2021, 10:02 PM
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Those look like BKL rings! Which are awesome rings and pair very well with the Mueller APV.

The stock is definitely odd, but I think could be fixed up (or changed out) without too much issue.

You never did tell the class.. how much did ya snag it for!
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