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Timney trigger for 788

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Copper BB
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Has any one fitted a timney trigger to a Remington 788. I was wondering where to remove wood so safety will work.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:00 pm
I have not on a 788, but have fitted many Timney's. Didn't the included instructions pinpoint where wood removal would (or might) be needed?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:55 pm
No nothing about wood removeal. I may try lipstick hopefully it leaves a mark on wood so I know we're its hitting
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:39 pm
Yea, just install it and slowly lower it into the stock to see where the trigger contacts wood. Use a small knife or blade to scrape away that wood until it fits and functions.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:54 am
Thats my problem I cant tell where it is hitting. The action fits into stock but saftey wont work
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:59 am
Rock the safety lever back and forth. Where it contacts wood should be more compressed and thus "smoother" or "glossier". I thought most Timney's were virtually identical in shape and size to the OEM they replace.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:44 pm
I have removed a good bit of wood from mind finally I thought I had it till I tight end action screws and safety does not work. I give up !
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:51 am
So it works fine "until:" you compress the action by tightening the action screws? I'd look under the bottom of the trigger, and not on the sides. If it is binding up when compressed, perhaps some wood needs to be relieved under the trigger, not on the sides.
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