Fitting a trigger......fussy mode 'ON'.

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by pistolwretch, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Stock Greider trigger.
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    Lightened trigger.
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    .014" vertical play.
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    Shims ready for silver-soldering.
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    Soldered and bead blasted.
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    Finished and ready for final fitting.
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  2. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Looks good, Chuck!!!
     

  3. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Yeah I might as well give up the idea of building one myself. :lol: Looks great Chuck.
     
  4. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    I love seeing before, during, after pics. :thumb:
     
  5. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    Why are the shims/trigger bead blasted at this point? Thanks.
     
  6. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    To remove the melted silver-solder flux so I can see what I'm doing.

    :nod:
     
  7. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
  8. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    I tried this (Drilling) and it didn't look so good. My spacing on the holes looked like Helen Keller did it. I also drilled smaller holes in the shoe. Ugly. Still have it. Wasn't smart enough to ad shims. Thanks for sharing......


    Edit:

    Trigger channels. How much attention do you give these beyond making sure there are no burrs? High polish?
    Most of what I have read deals with polishing the bow but there is rarely a mention of cleaning up/smoothing the frame.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011
  9. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Awesome work as usual Chuck. Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    LMFAO. Thanks for sharing that story.
     
  11. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    "Trigger channels. How much attention do you give these beyond making sure there are no burrs? High polish?
    Most of what I have read deals with polishing the bow but there is rarely a mention of cleaning up/smoothing the frame."

    I believe that the polishing of either is grossly over rated.
    I do make sure the surfaces are free of burrs, but not much beyond that.
     
  12. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    I'm so glad you said that. Just getting in an area that tight where I can't see what I'm sanding is ........oh what's the word...uncomfortable.
     
  13. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    What exactly doe lightening the trigger do? Can you notice (feel) a big difference in the trigger pull/job? Is it just for a faster reset, IDK, but wanna know. Looks good.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  14. 230gr

    230gr Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    I never thought to check the play at the rear, when I did my flat trigger last month I focused all my attention on the shoe. I think I nailed it, no play, but never considered the rear. Now I'm not set up at all to put a shim on there so it's not like it matters but knowing me, I'll tear in to it just to satisfy curiosity...THANKS for sharing!
     
  15. lsbbigdog

    lsbbigdog Smiffin' ain't easy Sponsor

    Aug 21, 2011
    Thanks for sharing Chuck..
     
  16. log man

    log man Banned

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Lightening the trigger as Chuck has so skillfully done reduces the inertia of trigger bounce and hammer follow.

    LOG
     
  17. buyobuyo

    buyobuyo Member

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Very cool. What kind of clearances do you try to maintain at the back of the trigger bow?
     
  18. Nick

    Nick Member

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    Aug 22, 2011
    No kidding, thanks for letting me know how much I suck Chuck! :animlol:
     
  19. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    good question..........
     
  20. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    "What kind of clearances do you try to maintain at the back of the trigger bow?"

    There is no hard and fast answer. Maybe...... 'As loose as necessary and as tight as possible.'
    There are several reasons for eliminating the play at the rear.
    Foremost is so that the grip safety can be sensitized for absolutely minimal depression needed to fire the pistol.
    Another is for better consistency in pull weight and feel.
     

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