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870 TB Trigger pull question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Sero, Dec 10, 2011.

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  1. Sero

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    I recently was able to pick up a very nice Rem 870 TB that is in terrific condition.
    Great wood, 95+ blueing, adjustable butt system and so on and it crushes birds.
    Regarding the bird crushing, that's when you remember what a stiff trigger pull it has.
    I generally shoot one of my older 101 diamond grades which have extremely smooth and light trigger pulls. Like a hot knife through butter.
    As for this 870 well its' trigger is is possibly twice as hard to pull than my 101's.
    I have an old 870 that I bought from Millikan's Sports back when and it's pull is very nice.
    Not being familier with trap trigger springs or replacement systems I'm asking for some related feedback.
    I really don't want to have to drop a ton on a new system.
    Are there different strength springs available for the 870 and if so what are your suggestions as to where to buy them.
    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the helpful feedback I always know I can get from the site.
    John Seroczynski
    Valparaiso, IN.
     
  2. alant

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    There are different springs available. Remington has 3 lb. and 3 1/2 - 5 lb. ones. I have some different ones on hand. if you can measure your spring length and wire diameter, I can see if I have a lighter one for you. PM if interested.

    Thanks, Alan
     
  3. alant

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    There are different springs available. Remington has 3 lb., 3 1/2-5 lb. and 5 lb. I have some springs on hand also. If you can measure your spring length and wire diameter, I can see if I have one lighter. PM if interested.

    Thanks, Alan
     
  4. whiz-bang

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    Take the sear spring out of your trigger and cut a small portion off until you get your desired pull you want. You will need a trigger scale. I do have for sale a like new 870 trigger group with Timney hammer and parts for sale.
     
  5. grunt

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    There is a kit for thr remington triggers, It comes with several springs that are color coded for diffrent strengths. Someone may remember who sold them.
     
  6. boomer

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    You could swap triggers with your other 870 esp. if it's a field gun. A heavier trigger is usually not an issue on a field gun.
     
  7. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Get a Timney 870 Trigger Fix Kit. It comes with an adjustable sear and three trigger springs and converts a stiff, mushy 870 trigger with a lot of overtravel into a nice rifle-quality trigger.


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    Installation is easy and takes just a few minutes. I do not recommend simply changing the trigger spring. I tried that just for grins and the softer spring made the inherent sloppiness in the trigger assembly even more noticeable. The Timney sear is a huge part of the improvement this kit offers.

    Ed
     
  8. School Teacher

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  9. bonzai272

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    If you dont have $100 to blow on the Timney Fix and just want to replace the sear spring alone, this will get you down to about a 3 or 3.5lbs trigger pull and only costs about $10 shipped.

    http://www.barnesgunparts.com/remington-11008701187-.html
     
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