09-16-2007, 11:40 AM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Peck, Idaho
My #1 was built in 1979 and it's adjustments work well. Some of the newer #1's have adjustment screws, but they don't seem to work as well as the older ones. The Moyers trigger below is almost an exact duplicate of the original Ruger #1 triggers and they work exceptionally well.
The ultimate Ruger #1 trigger is the KEPPLINGER below, but it is pricey.
You can hone the sears on all triggers and that will help, but you've got to really watch the sear angles and keep all angles sharp. Most folks that do any trigger work use a sear block that has pins that keep the trigger and sear in correct relationships. Without that your mostly guessing, but I've seen some good work done without a sear block.
Below are the two triggers Brownell's sells.
Traditional European Design; Austrian Made For Mauser, Ruger & Remington
Super-light “set” trigger and standard hunting trigger, all-in-one. Press forward to quickly convert the standard hunting weight pull into a light, match-grade pull. Solid, all-steel construction; screw adjustable for weight of pull. Installed on a Military 98, “set” pull weight was 6 oz., unset was 3 lb. M98 - Requires widening of the trigger slot. M98 W/Safety - Has large, easy-to-reach, sear block; thumb safety on right side of trigger housing. Has polished steel or gold plated trigger. Requires stock and triggerguard modifications plus milling slot in receiver on M98 - only minor fitting for Mk X. Ruger #1 and #3 - Both use factory safety. Range of adjustment of set trigger, 1-3 lbs. No machining required on action. Unset pull weight is determined by sear/hammer relationship - not by set trigger. Remington 700 - Trigger only, uses factory trigger housing safety, bolt stop and sear. Does not fit guns equipped with ISS safety. Winchester 70 - Fits post-'64. Unset - 2-4 lbs. Adjustable for overtravel and pull weight. Safe, resistant to slam fire in the set mode. Gunsmith fitting required. Installation requires minor fitting to the safety and triggerguard slot.
SPECS: Steel, polished and blued, or stainless steel (Ruger #1/#3). M98 also available with a gold plated trigger. Instructions.
Catalog page 91
Stock Number / Desc
Ruger #1/#3 Trigger $267.43
RUGER~ #1, #3 ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER KIT
Fully Adjustable, Clean, Crisp Pull
Completely adjustable for overtravel, weight of pull and takeup. Heat treated and fully finished. Clean breaking trigger enhances the accuracy of your Ruger. No alterations necessary to convert the heavy, factory trigger to a lightweight delight. Gunsmith installation recommended.
SPECS: Chrome moly (C/M) steel, matte blue finish or stainless steel (S/S), matte finish. Instructions.
Catalog page 90
Stock Number / Desc
C/M No. 1 Trigger $53.00
Dropped by Brownells
S/S No. 1 Trigger $53.00
Bob from Idaho