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Old 05-24-2005, 08:24 PM
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Adjusting trigger in Browning BLR


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I hope somebody out there knows how adjust the trigger in my BLR? Perhaps you know a good gunsmith who knows how?
I have been told if you take one of these apart you will never do another. Thaks,

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Old 05-26-2005, 12:44 AM
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I hope somebody out there knows how adjust the trigger in my BLR? Perhaps you know a good gunsmith who knows how?
I have been told if you take one of these apart you will never do another. Thaks,

ED
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I believe I read somewhere a company called Z-HAT customs? works on blr's. I think I have seen them advertise in the back of RIFLE and HANDLOADER magazines. I have taken all my levers apart except my BLR. hope this info helps.
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Old 05-27-2005, 09:08 AM
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I believe I read somewhere a company called Z-HAT customs? works on blr's. I think I have seen them advertise in the back of RIFLE and HANDLOADER magazines. I have taken all my levers apart except my BLR. hope this info helps.

Thanks Marlin,
i will try to find them.
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:54 PM
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I hope somebody out there knows how adjust the trigger in my BLR? Perhaps you know a good gunsmith who knows how?
I have been told if you take one of these apart you will never do another. Thaks,

ED
I went looking for this when I had a BLR 308. Never got any satisfaction. That trigger was the worst I have ever encountered in a modern rifle. Horrible trigger! Well the Handy Rifles are pretty bad too I guess.
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Old 06-01-2005, 09:44 AM
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I guess the Rolling Stones sumed it all up back in the 60's:

I CAN'T GET NO SATISFACTION!!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-02-2005, 04:44 PM
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Frankly, I don't mind my trigger...it's not a target shootin' gun anyway, and in the field you don't notice or care. It goes bang when I want it to, so that's what matters. You, well, maybe not YOU, but they can be taken apart. The only trick is getting the timing right later, takes some practice. Any competent gunsmith can do that.
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Old 06-03-2005, 05:33 AM
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"Any competent gunsmith can do that."

There is a gun smith near me that goes to every show and does fifty or so trigger jobs each time. The "Trigger Man". He would not work on my BLR, so what does that tell you?

Also, he said Browning voids the warrantee unless an approved smith does the work. Whatever a gun warrantee is worth, I don't know.

My gun came with what is probably an 8 pound trigger (or more) that is also very scratchy. When I complained, I was told it is a saddle gun and saddle guns should have a heavy trigger.

I don't shoot from a horse, so I sold it.
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A good gunsmith with good stones can clean up the trigger quite a bit. It will retain some creep, but becomes tremendously more manageable. It will never be a Jewel trigger, but with a little practice, it will be all that you need in a hunting rifle.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:26 PM
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I hope somebody out there knows how adjust the trigger in my BLR? Perhaps you know a good gunsmith who knows how?
I have been told if you take one of these apart you will never do another. Thaks,

ED
My trigger on my .270 blr was at about 8lbs. I took it to my gunsmith who told me that "when you ask most gunsmiths to work on a blr trigger they say it can't be done, but I do them all the time." He got my trigger down to about 3 1/4 lbs and I am very happy with it, although it does still have some creep. Cost was around $80.00.
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I took my blr 308 trigger from 5 3/4 pounds down to 4 1/2 pounds just by putting in a new sear spring. This did not require a complete takedown of the gun.

You can buy an assortment pack of 100 small wolff springs for about $15. It's trial and error. Get a gun digest centerfire assembly manual. Also put tap over the pins before you tap them out. They have a dome top and your brass punch likes to slide off. Basically your just trying to slide the sear out to replace the spring. As long as you don't take the bolt and pinion gear out you don't have to worry about timing.

I use mine for hunting and the 4 1/2 pound trigger is fine. You could also try cutting a few loops off your hammer spring.I do that on my Win 94's . If you cut off to many you will get misfires. $10 for a new spring and start over.

I sold my blr in 7 mag because the trigger pull was so heavy and I couldn't find a gunsmith that wanted to deal with it. After thinking about it . I did what I have told you with my 308 and it works just fine.

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