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A little horse trading has added another shooter grade High Wall to my collection. A serial number of 61600 tells me it’s a 1893 manufacture. It’s had the barrel lined and is chambered in 32-40. I’m guessing that’s probably how it left the factory considering the number of 1885’s chambered for that round. It’s equipped with a single set trigger and a mismatch of sights. The trigger as of now won’t “set” but works as a regular trigger. The seller says he never took it apart to see why. I’m praying it’s just dirty and gummed up. Are the ss triggers in 1873’s basically the same as these in 85’s? Neil

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Are the ss triggers in 1873’s basically the same as these in 85’s? Neil

Yes.  I’d remove the stock, spray or brush carb cleaner or lacquer thinner on the trigger parts, then try making it set again.  If it doesn’t, experiment with turning the screw in & out. 

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Yes, I won’t have it in my hands for a week or so. That’s going to give me time to research and learn. Cinnabar on youtube has a pretty good video on single sets. I’ve never had one in my hands so I’m sure the questions will continue. Would an unset trigger have roughly the same pull weight as a standard trigger?

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clarence said

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Are the ss triggers in 1873’s basically the same as these in 85’s? Neil

Yes.  I’d remove the stock, spray or brush carb cleaner or lacquer thinner on the trigger parts, then try making it set again.  If it doesn’t, experiment with turning the screw in & out. 

  

No, they are not “basically the same”.  Turning the set screw out is the first thing I would do.  The primary reason they will not set properly is because somebody tried turning the screw in too far in an attempt to make it a “hair trigger”.

I highly recommend removing the entire lower tang before attempting to clean the set trigger parts… it is simple enough to do.

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Northwoodneil said
A little horse trading has added another shooter grade High Wall to my collection. A serial number of 61600 tells me it’s a 1893 manufacture. It’s had the barrel lined and is chambered in 32-40. I’m guessing that’s probably how it left the factory considering the number of 1885’s chambered for that round. It’s equipped with a single set trigger and a mismatch of sights. The trigger as of now won’t “set” but works as a regular trigger. The seller says he never took it apart to see why. I’m praying it’s just dirty and gummed up. Are the ss triggers in 1873’s basically the same as these in 85’s? Neil

  

Your high-wall letters as a 32-40 with a set trigger.  If the trigger is gummed up, remove the lower tang and give it a soak in solvent.

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I’m planning on putting the whole lower tang in my ultrasonic cleaner after an overnight bath in Kroil. Hoping I’ll get lucky. Thanks Bert with that info I’ll be calling Cody for another letter. I know the reline job removed most of the collector value but I got it for a little over the price of the receiver and couldn’t say no when I found out about the set trigger. Thanks

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