Posted 07 March 2004 - 03:04 PM
Well man, I have done 10+ trigger groups already, with no loss of safety..Oh well, this is gonna be doubted since I wont post pics, I always have to defend my work. Trust me on this, if you attack the sear w/grinder or stone/sandpaper and DONT use a precision jig engineered to remove a SPECIFIC amount of material, YES you CAN and most likely WILL get a bad situation in a hurry (FA fire)...However, I have developed a way to remove about .030" of materal right on the corner of the sear, so the engagement still happens securely, but the hammer slides off instead of DRAGGING off, which gives you most of the gritty spongy feeling. FYI I already own a $750 Ruger M77 in 7mmRemMag w/Timney Trigger (12oz), so I got that covered. I like the SKS, it is fun to work with and anyone can do a trigger job that WILL make a noticeable difference...Just stoned and polish all the SLIDING surfaces, and stay away from the sear/hammer engagement pawl and you will be fine...Reducing the hammer spring by 4 coils DOES NOT affect primer popping ability any (Still has no problem on russo and chicom surp)and aids in feel by lowering the tension held against the sear that you have to overcome w/trigger pull. If you concentrate on the SIDES of the sear it will help. I also shortened the spring that holds the sear and mag release lever in by 3 coils and that ALSO takes a little load off the sear. I think it is great that you gave your opinion, thanks I appreciate it. I wrote this for FYI DIY kinda information anyway. I usually do FCG work for local people. Im gonna get a spare FCG to nickle plate for myself. I am going to be chrome plating my chicom to emulate an honor guard (to keep, not to sell and rip someone off)SKS. I do plating of long guns and pistols..$50 for pistol $100 for rifle...Chrome/Nickle gold highlights on trigger/safety/charge handle/etc is $20. It looks bitchen when done, thats for sure. I did a 38snub for my mum not too long ago... Anyway, I can make a pseudo honor guard rifle w/chicom regular rifle look pretty close minus the buttpad... I reccomend doing a second FCG and bolt carrier to actually shoot it with, so the originals w/gold plating on them wont wear off from use....just a thought. Cheers.