Gunsmithing Q&A with Bob Dunlap

AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap

In this video Bob answers some gunsmithing questions about triggers and trigger jobs that will be of interest to all gunsmiths and gun “tinkerers”.

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3 Responses to Gunsmithing Q&A with Bob Dunlap

  1. I have a couple of trigger scales and recently bought a Lyman digital trigger scale. Problem is, no one I know publishes information on all or many of the different types of triggers and their adjustments proceedures. Exploded views would be helpful. Several companies (Kimber) advertise that their rifle triggers are fully adjustable, but, you have to send the rifle back to them for adjustment. Daaaa! Who wants to spend $50.00 for shipping & insurance to have a trigger adjusted if they have the tools to do it? Kind of like hiring a carpenter to fit a door when you are in fact a carpenter yourself! Need help!

  2. Just finished a trigger job on a reproduction of the Colt 1903 Baby Hammerless. The originals (actually made by Colt) had really nice triggers. This reproduction, made under license by who knows, was horrible. Remember, this is a single action pistol designed by John Browning, and the sear & trigger are very similar to the 1911. When this came in it had a very long, creepy, stacking, heavy trigger pull (greater than 12 pounds). And, the thumb safety was not even working correctly. This was not a job for an amature.

    When it left my shop the owners were very excited about the improvement. It now has a crisp, much shorter, and 6 pound trigger pull. Yes, with a couple more hours work it could have been 4 or less, but it will be the wife’s carry gun, and she was very happy with it. In order to get the safety to do its job I had to add some material to the safety with the TIG welder, and then shape it properly. Seems the factory (high school drop-outs on drugs?) ground off too much material to get the hammer to drop. Fortunately, John Browning designed the safety differently in the 1911, making it easier to fit.