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Old 10-21-2021, 06:45 AM
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The SA-22 and the Left Hand Shooter.



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We all appreciate the SA's downward ejection, both right hand and left hand shooters.
Being able to flip the safety around for a lefty would be nice too.

The safety itself is ambidextrous but in order to do that you need a left hand trigger.
Triggers have a little dogleg at the top that determines if it is a right hand or left hand trigger.

I noticed Browning listed the left hand trigger in the SA parts list, so I ordered one last November.
About six months after I ordered it, I gave Browning CS a call and asked when they expected to get them back in stock. The guy said he expected them in soon.

I called back a few days ago, nearly a year after ordering it, and was told that the item was considered obsolete and Browning would no longer be carrying them. My backorder had been cancelled. It would have been nice if they had notified me.
Had I not called to check the status, I might have been waiting yet another year.

Later that day I checked E-Bay, Midwest Gun Works, Midway and Brownells, all showed the left hand triggers as out of stock or discontinued.
I happened to find some left hand triggers at Gunpartscorp, $46.
Too bad I couldn't have got one from Browning as the price was half that.

I'll have a true lefty SA. Now I Just need to figure out how to get the loading port in the stock over to the other side !
That's not a big deal, easy enough to turn the rifle the other way to load.
Any of you lefties out there want to swap your safety over, get the left hand trigger while you can, I doubt Numrich has very many left.
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Old 10-21-2021, 10:01 AM
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Well good that you got one.

My brothe was a lefty, and he often lamented the lack of left handed options

But since you have and enjoy the SA, imho, the best SA field gun ever , imho, youre doing just grand.

On another note, what scope is that? It looks real nice
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Old 10-21-2021, 12:03 PM
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Scope is a Primary Arm's 6x Rimfire.
Reticle is a bit different from what most are used to.
It has their ACSS reticle, dot within a doughnut, with holdover lines beneath.
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Old 10-21-2021, 02:45 PM
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Thanks , im gonna look at them , i like the shape and size, and donuts too!
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That was an interesting thread. Those of us that are right handed just take things for granted and never give it a thought.
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Old 10-23-2021, 02:04 PM
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Those of us that are right handed just take things for granted and never give it a thought

I believe that's known as "right-handed privilege" by the Woke. Try to live with the shame.
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Old 11-01-2021, 08:06 AM
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I put the left hand trigger in a few days ago, and the trigger would not pull back far enough for the sear to release the striker.
Took the trigger out and could see that the cross bolt safety had a rounded corner where the trigger tab needs to drop down.
I filed the notch in the safety so the rounded corner was square, reassembled everything and now it works fine.

So the cross bolt safety needed some "fitting".

Right hand trigger on top (has tab on upper left), left hand trigger on bottom (tab on upper right corner) left hand trigger already has parts that I swapped over from the other trigger.

Notch in the middle of cross bolt safety that had to be squared up:
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Old 11-01-2021, 10:42 PM
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Interesting. I didnít know you could do that. I am very LH and very much prefer my rifles to be LH. I am not in to all this privilege crap but when it comes to guns the right hand people are definitely privileged. I never can get the gun I really want and have to search high and low just to spend more money on what I can find.
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Old 11-03-2021, 12:29 AM
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lefty trigger

Did it help tighten your groups
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Old 11-03-2021, 08:27 AM
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Does anyone have the part number for Numrich, Gun Parts?
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Old 11-05-2021, 08:33 AM
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Left hand trigger for SA-22, Numrich part # 186890, trigger is #31 in the schematic.
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Old 11-07-2021, 09:16 PM
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I'm totally not understanding how a trigger can be lefty or righty. I know what a dogleg transmission is, but not how one would be on a trigger. Why would a lefty trigger feel different, I thought it jist goes straight back? So confused!
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Old 11-07-2021, 09:18 PM
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looking closely... is it just the bevel on the trigger face? I'm pretty good with a dremel I'd be tempted to just dremel it down and cold blue it.
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Old 11-08-2021, 06:55 AM
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That tab has to drop down as the trigger is pulled. When the safety is engaged, the safety prevents that tab from dropping down.
The "feel" of the trigger is the same no matter which way the safety slides.
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Old 11-11-2021, 06:35 AM
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oh wait

that reading comprehension thing again

went back and re-read

left handed *safety* (not trigger) was the goal

nevermind me

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