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Old 08-18-2019, 05:34 PM
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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?

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Old 08-18-2019, 06:32 PM
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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/
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:41 PM
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I looked on their site and it appears they do not offer an option for the older triggers.

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

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