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Sounds like a real bad idea. Some things you just let the pros handle.


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Phillip's Gunsmithing
 

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seems like a guy with good machining ability and an understanding of how a trigger works would be able to handle it
 

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seems like a guy with good machining ability and an understanding of how a trigger works would be able to handle it
I know a couple of guys who did. One was Jim ***** who now builds them for the rest of us if we want. Another built a few but it was a fuss so he quit. A competent mechanic with good spatial visualization and a basic knowledge of how release triggers work can build a fine trigger but it is a lot of hassle with a file and hacksaw. CNC machines, plasma cutters, and a whole lot of machine experience in holding TIGHT tolerances help too.

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Dumb question... How do you disengage a release trigger on an 870? I know for an o/u you open the action, just don't know how they work on a pump gun
 

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If I remember, u have to hold the trigger and pull the for end release button and tilt the gun up a little and the action will open .it has been 25 yrs.since I saw some one shoot an 870 with release trigger. Some correct me if I am wrong .
 

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The difficulty with making a release trigger is that, while you can have a pull trigger with a heavier pull weight and a longer sear engagement; release triggers requires a much lighter release weight and very little sear engagement. The tolerances have to be perfect and the settings are critical to allow a smooth, fast release without the danger of the gun accidentally firing when the trigger is set. Not a good project for amateurs.
 

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I'm asking because I did make mine didn't seem all that hard to make getting the timing down was a bit of a task but seems to work as well or better than the one I had done
 
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