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Old 06-09-2008, 08:20 PM
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Crickett kid's rifles....trigger job?


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You folks have all seen those dainty Crickett kid's rifles, right? Well, I would really like to get one for my youngster, but the trigger is so bad, that I don't know if he would be able to shoot it. Anyone ever tried a trigger job on one of these?

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Old 06-09-2008, 08:30 PM
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If it's not a sealed unit and you can get to the sear you can do a trigger job on about any trigger. I've not looked at one of those though. You might check around and see if you can find a Smith whom works on them. I know that Lolo Sporting goods Down at Lewiston used to sell them and they had a gunsmith they used that was pretty good.
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:48 PM
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I just bought one of these for my 7 year old. I Hate the trigger on it too. But He can shoot empty shotgun shells with it at 25 yards! I would say get one for him/her and see how they do. you might be surprised.
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Thanks for the input, guys. He's only three, but he wants to go shooting real bad with me. Trigger can't be any tougher than one on a Daisy Red Rider...

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Jim you certainly don't want a really light trigger for a youngster, but a good crisp 4 or 5 pound trigger is going to be a boon for him to shoot with. I think you will be able to do something about the trigger or even have a smith tune it up for a pretty reasonable cost. I sure do think a small light single shot is the way to start out a youngster. It's great to get those kids out shooting. Good luck on finding one that's just right.
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I thought I would revive this thread to see if anyone else has any tips on reducing the trigger pull on a Crickett kids .22 rifle.

My little girl just got hers for her 5th birthday and she loves it. She just has a hard time with the trigger.

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Ha! Weird.

I bought one of these for my kids a couple years ago mainly because it had a GOOD trigger pull compared to most kids .22's. I also liked the sights with the rear peep and the front wedge.

Problem is, like I said, ours has a real nice trigger on it but the accuracy stinks. I'd rather have a bad trigger. I can deal with that or fix it but if they don't shoot, the trigger being nice don't help.
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Hey guys, I came across this post while surfing, and thought I would post. Sorry to revive such an old post.
Yes, you can do a trigger job on the Crickett, and very easily! Simply compress the spring and remove the pin, to remove the trigger. Take a dremel, and polish all of the contact surfaces. Use the polishing wheels, with the dremel polishing compound. Be careful to not round off the area where it catches the bolt (sear engagement). I also put a small dab of grease on the contact surfaces as well, and I buffed and polished the outside edge of the trigger, just for comfort on the finger. It breaks pretty clean, for what it is, and it pulls at 3lbs on my trigger gauge.
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