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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:33 pm 
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I got really board earlier today so I decided to see if there was anything I could do to improve the trigger on my savage .17 MACH2. Well after some fiddling I found a simple trigger modification that takes no machining, a Rotary Tool is the most advanced tool in the process.

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It is not required that you remove the trigger group from the action, but it will make things easier. In order to remove the trigger group remove the two screws indicated in the picture.

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Next remove the indicated C clips in the picture. And slide out the pins holding in the trigger and sear. Now they will fall out of place.

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Use a allen key to remove the spring tention screw.

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Here are all of the trigger parts, so if you lose one you will know what the missing piece looks like. at this point you will need a spring the same diameter of the original sear spring only not as strong. cut the new spring to the same length as the original adn set aside untill reassembly.

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Next you stone and polish the indicated area of the sear.

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Reassemble the sear back into the trigger group with the new spring, dont attach the C clip yet.

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Reattach the trigger like you did the sear, leaving out the C clip just a little longer.

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Now you reattach the safety spring. once the safety spring is reattached then put the C clips back on the pins.

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At this point you can reassemble the sear spring retaining screw, do just like a reloading die, tighten the screw until you feel it make contact with the spring plus 1/2 turn, then tighten up the nut for now.

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Now reattach the trigger group to the rest of the gun. at this point you can adjust the the sear screw to your liking, tighten it to increase the trigger pull and make it more snappy. but dont loosen it because you are now at the minimum setting and it will not accomplish anything.

I performed this on my Savage and it has given me a noticible difference in trigger pull and I like it. This technique will work on any simular rimfire rifle. I really hope someone else can use this info. If I could figure out how to dissassemble the bolt I would to stone and polish the contact points inside of it as well.

P.S. Sorry for the fuzzy clips, I really suck at taking pictures.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:37 pm 
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Actually, this looks like it may be very useful. I have a Mossberg 817 that has a bear for a trigger. I'll have to take it apart and see if "things" are similar. You gave me a place to start anyway - Thanks

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Sounds interesting! There are some pretty good deals on pre-AccuTrigger Savages.

I think your camera may need reading glasses, though. ;)


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DrThunder88 wrote:
Sounds interesting! There are some pretty good deals on pre-AccuTrigger Savages.

I think your camera may need reading glasses, though. ;)



Yeah, I got this one for 99.00 last year new in the box.

My camera only takes good pics out side, I have never gotten a good pic with it inside.

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It may just be that the subject is just a little too close to the lens. The objects in the background look fine and sharp on any of the photos with items in the background.


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I think I just suck at taking pics.

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I have done my best to update the pics and make them more clear, I really hope this helps.

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Good job! :thumb: Going to try it it on my Savage next time i'm in a tinkery mood. :D

The bolts are not meant to be dissasembled ever unless it needs repair. To dissasemble the bolt you have to unscrew the nut inside the bolt. You can only access this nut by grasping the bolt with 2 hands, and pulling it apart in opposite directions. It's not easy, but can be done. The little spring is a strong one. And is held in place inside the bolt by yet another retainer, a nasty little tiny tiny C clip. Last time I did it was 3 years ago, if I remember correctly it was a PITA to say the least. :lol:

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Nice post. There is also a shim trick you do on these rifles....


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.22guy wrote:
Nice post. There is also a shim trick you do on these rifles....

The shim trick is really well documented over on www.rimfirecentral.com in the Savage forum. There's a sticky there titled Savage Trigger Shim.

Comes complete with really good pictures as well.

I've done both the stoning/polishing job and the shims on my Mark II Lakefield in .17Mach2 and took it from a really nasty 8 pounds down to a nice, 2.5 pounds. Tightened my groups up by .1 inch or better at 50 yards. Just doing the shim mod before the polishing took it from 8 pounds down to just over 3 pounds. Heck of an improvement for sure!

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