I do my best in this episode to show the parts and function of a set trigger assembly as I repair an 1873 with a faulty set trigger. Then, of course, we’ll go out and do a little shooting.
BTW, I really enjoyed shooting the ’73 with the 7-leaf sight. If anybody has info about the ranges that the leaves were supposed to represent, please let me know, I haven’t been able to find that info. I’m looking forward to trying that rifle and sight package out at different ranges. Mark
June 9, 2014
June 4, 2017
Thanks Guys. The biggest difficulty I face is finding the set trigger parts. Making individual parts one at a time isn’t cost effective at all. If things slow down enough in the shop, I’d like to set up to reproduce the parts and make them available. Maybe someday I’ll find someone with some CNC machining experience who wants to live in God’s country and help me make Winchester parts. Mark
November 7, 2015
Good job! Quite honestly I’ve avoided set triggers and now I feel better about my choice. Too many delicate little parts and I simply don’t have the patience to convince them to play nice. Now that you’ve taught us how they work maybe those of us that like light triggers can put a few more back in service.
March 31, 2009
July 31, 2005
Great video. It’s a lost art being able to work on these set triggers.
I can’t imagine how hard it would be to work on an 1876 set trigger since the lower tang is integral with the receiver. On a complete gun you would have the barrel as well.
Also, I seem to recall that most of the set trigger parts are the same for 1873 and 1876. Obviously not hammer, but most of the “fiddly bits.” I also recall that some of these parts changed from 1st to 2nd generation. I have no clue about the single set triggers on single shots or the 1886.
Way back in the day, Al Buckingham offered these parts for sale in his catalog.
Thank you for showing us the ins and outs of these set triggers.
I call myself a collector as it sounds better than hoarder