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MX8 trigger let off too light?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tractorboy, May 16, 2011.

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  1. tractorboy

    tractorboy Member

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    On my MX8 the trigger pressure seems too light on the first shot but is OK on the second shot. Is there a way to easily increase the finger pressure required on the trigger to drop the first hammer (bottom barrel)?
     
  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Yes.Send it to Phil Crenwelge or Doug Braker. Both provide wuick turnaround
     
  3. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

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    Put a new hammer spring in it first.
     
  4. tractorboy

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    This a new gun with a pull/pull trigger and only 1600 shells have been fired thru the bottom barrel so far. Both hammer springs look as good as new.
     
  5. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

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    Take the trigger out and clean it well with brake cleaner or something like that and don't put any oil on the hammer and sear. You should have gotten a spare hammer spring kit with it, won't hurt anything to change out the spring, not much you can tell by looking at a spring if it's not broken or completely flat.

    Otherwise take it back to Perazzi and have them look at it.
     
  6. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    You can send it to Perazzi USA for a check up, under their 1 year warranty.

    Usually this problem happened with "fine tuned" / worked on triggers.
     
  7. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    I doubt a hammer spring will do the job.

    It has to do with the fitting of the front of the sear with respect to the sear notch in the hammer.

    I would do as suggested above and send it to someone who knows what they are doing. Depending on your geographical location, Kerry Allor in MI, or Ernest Marlett in SC can also do a helluva job.

    Whiz
     
  8. decimamas 54

    decimamas 54 Active Member

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    Before you send your trigger to anybody check the sear spring and see if the plunger is missing. If everything is fine put a stronger spring in the sear this will make your trigger heavier.
     
  9. 1brucem

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    Had a local shooter with the same problem. Whiz's suggestion was the answer for his trigger. Bruce
     
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