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Speedlock Trigger

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by redbone99, Jun 21, 2008.

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  1. redbone99

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    Reading a 1973 issue of Guns & Ammo article on Speedlock trigger developed by Gordon Taber of The Gager Gage & Tool Co. This was supposed to speed up lock time by 50% I can't find anything on this. Does anyone know if this is still made and by who and where. Thanks,Dave
     
  2. grunt

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    I think Allen Timmy made up a trigger called a speedlock. They were for 1100s and 870s. The hammer had a longer look so it engaged the sear with the hammer closer to the firing pin. It used a heavy hammer spring also. I'm sure there are a few TS readers who have this trigger in their guns.
     
  3. oleolliedawg

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    The old 1100 speedlock trigger was noted for self-destruction. Combine a very heavy duty hammer spring needed to counter the effects of a shortened hammer throw with an assembly made of re-claimed cheap beercans and the end result is predictable!!
     
  4. W.P.T.

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    I still have a "Speed Lock" in a Model 12 and to this day it works perfectly ... Someone (Speers, I think ?) also came out with a "Quick Lock" trigger for a Model 12 at one time and I have one in another Model 12 and they sure make major improvements in the guns, no more pull the trigger and wait ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. John Thompson

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    You could buy a Speed-lock trigger in an all steel frame for the 1100 & 870 in pull or release in its time. Timmeny or Spear & can't remember. They were much faster than factory.
     
  6. gvsteveMD

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    Wrightsgunsmiths.com handle what was the Timney release and what was Timneys speed trigger( which is adjustable) for 1100-1187 and 870s.
     
  7. whiz white

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    I have a brand new all-steel Speedlock in my 870 I used at the Grand in 1974. I bought the trigger from Allen Timney AFTER I won a handicap event with a trigger he worked on days prior. Then I used my winnings to buy some stuff including a Perazzi. Consequently, I have never fired the trigger as I put the gun in a shadow box case and sealed it shut, so can't tell you what it is/was like.

    Still in the gun in the picture case on the wall. Seemed like a helluva heavy duty trigger to me.

    WW
     
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    My friend's speedlock self-destructed, that cheap beercan stuff. It took 20 years and at least 100,000 rounds. They just make P gun trigger springs that last at least six months, quality stuff.
    Joe B
     
  10. ExFedex

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    Had to go really deep in junk drawer this time but found an envelope that contained the SPEE-D- Lok conversion kit for M-1100 and 870. Came from Timney Mfg. Co.,Inc. in Phoenix, AZ. Bought from Gander Mountain about 30 years ago. Listed for $15.00. Sold along with the gun a long time ago.
     
  11. oleolliedawg

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    Thanks ExFedEx for that bit of trivia. You just verified my less than fond memories!!
     
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