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Old 09-16-2020, 05:16 PM
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Having just installed a Vulquarsten Accurizing Kit on my Mark IV's I am bound and determined to lighten trigger pull weight on my Single Six (a 4 5/8" Stainless I got for Christmas).

I've read over and over that I can do this swap without removing the grip frame so I just took off the grip panels to take a look. Please confirm that all that would be required to in order to install the Wolff trigger spring I ordered would be:

1) unhook both sides of spring
2) tap out trigger spring pivot pin
3) remove stock spring and pin
4) insert new spring, from the rear, and try to loop it onto trigger?
5) manipulate, manhandle spring, in order to line up loop with pivot pin hole
6) once aligned, insert a cheater/thin drift punch through the new trigger spring loop
7) re-install pivot pin and loop spring ends over their respective pins

I just never could read anywhere how to do it but the above is what seem intuitive to me. Appreciate comments!

Thanks,
Eric
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:13 PM
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Betcha a search for "utube replace ruger single-six trigger spring" will get you a few videos on that.

Good Luck
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:23 PM
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I've been able to replace the trigger springs in all of my single action Ruger revolvers without taking the grip frame off, with the exception of the Wrangler...that one I had to loosen it, but didn't need to remove it. YMMV
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I could not get the hammer strut/spring out of the grip on my SS without farther disassembly..

Are you just working the trigger spring around the hammer strut without removing it?

Honestly - When I took my SS apart just enough to install the new trigger spring - it allowed me to polish some of the internal parts with 800 grit sandpaper

Not sure if it was the polishing or new trigger spring - it is much smoother and lighter

Brian
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:42 AM
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Installing the lighter weight trigger return spring alone makes an unbelievable difference in trigger pull.
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:58 PM
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I just never could read anywhere how to do it but the above is what seem intuitive to me. Appreciate comments!
Thanks,
Eric
That's exactly how I installed the new trigger spring in mine!
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:33 PM
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I could not get the hammer strut/spring out of the grip on my SS without farther disassembly..

Are you just working the trigger spring around the hammer strut without removing it?


Honestly - When I took my SS apart just enough to install the new trigger spring - it allowed me to polish some of the internal parts with 800 grit sandpaper

Not sure if it was the polishing or new trigger spring - it is much smoother and lighter

Brian
I took the hammer strut and spring out first, then the trigger spring. Then put the new trigger spring back in, then the hammer strut with new spring back in. Had to fiddle with the hammer strut/spring a little taking them out and putting them back in. I use a tapered punch to keep the hammer spring compressed; with the tapered punch you can compress the hammer strut spring as much as possible. Using the tapered punch also makes it easier when replacing the hammer spring. Hopefully that makes sense.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:46 PM
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I always take them all the way down, to clean them and oil them while you are in there.
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