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Release Trigger Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Lou Tenant, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Lou Tenant

    Lou Tenant Active Member

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    I recently purchased a used Perazzi MX 2005 with a release trigger . I am new to using a release trigger. I have had several occurrences where the trigger does not set after I open and close the action . It feels like it sets but it fails to fire. I hold the lever to the right when opening and closing the action . I believe I am opening the action completely.

    What could be the cause of this?

    Thank you
     
  2. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Do not hold the lever when closing the action, let it snap shut. I was told this by a very well known gunsmith on TS
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    The lever is not being allowed to close on it's own when closing, and it is not seating the locking lug completely, it needs to close on it's own.

    Do not hold the lever when closing whether it is a pull or release trigger.

    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
  4. Don Rackley

    Don Rackley Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Lou,

    First, verify the trigger will function properly out of the gun. Do this by removing the trigger and cocking both hammers. Now pull the trigger and release it. The right side hammer should fall (when viewed from the back of the trigger). Reset the selector tree and pulling and releasing the trigger to "fire" the second (left side) hammer.

    If the trigger works outside of the gun, you could have some wood inside the stock rubbing on the hammer and preventing it's fall. Check it by using black dye on the side and top of the hammers.

    Insert the uncocked trigger back in the gun and fully open the gun. Now close the gun and remove the trigger. Both hammers should be cocked. If the hammers are not cocked you should get the gun to a gunsmith.

    Don Rackley
     
  5. Lou Tenant

    Lou Tenant Active Member

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    Thank you. I will try your suggestions .