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The reason for this post is that it would hopefully help someone with the same problem I am having with a Timney trigger for a Sako rifle. Yes, my troubles never seem to end and nothing is simple. My wife wants to divorce me each time she just hears words like Sako, rifle, barrel, trigger.

I have had this ongoing battle with a Sako trigger that has become faulty. It was eventually declared U/S. I then had an uphill battle to locate a Timney trigger for a Sako. After months of phoning Timney, scouring gunshops etc, one finally dropped into my lap. With great expectations I fitted the trigger. This was a reasonably easy process. I had to file the rear rifle lug about 1/25 inch, round of the rear of the Timney housing slightly and lower the pin housing slightly. The stock also had to be opened up a bit around the trigger area.

Then came the adjusting part. *&%^$#. I adjusted and adjusted. The problem was that the safety would not hold the sear from dropping, or more correctly would not stop the trigger from being able to move forward and thus out from under the sear. We are talking thou of inch movements here, but enough to not make the safety work. I finally stripped the safety out and the system is simple. Timney trigger has a pin, which is thin on one end and the trigger can move enough to allow the sear to drop. It is thicker on the other end (about 1/8 of an inch). When the safety is engaged, this thicker portion is pushed forward and is supposed to prevent the trigger from moving forward and therefore stay under the sear. Well, it is not thick enough. *&^()%$.

So now I have to machine a similiar pin, but with a thick end of 1/32 of an inch or so bigger then the excisting one..

This really ticks me of after all the hassles.

From other forums I have picked up that Timney is not great on communications. I have tried phoning them on this problem and only get voicemail. Yes, I did allow for the time difference. I also believe that they do not respond much to -mails. I have had one e-mail from them some time ago about availability, and no further responses on subsequent e-mails. I will drop them a basic e-mail and see if Timney is interested in my problem or not.



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I hate that, 8. I don't think I've ever heard of a Timney trigger going TU.

 

My Timney trigger on my Rem. 700 .300 RUM was perfect.

(As an aside, so was Sako M75 trigger.)  My apologies to Mrs. 8 for bringing up the "S" word...   

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Just for the record and to complete the thread, I have replaced the safety blocking pin, or whatever it is called, with a thicker pin, and everything works now like it should.
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