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Model 1886 trigger dimensions.
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I had a question for Bert or perhaps someone else that may know. Before I tear down my 1886 with trigger issues I wondered if anyone had the minimum distance from the side of the center hole to the top of the sear. I’m thinking its about .583 – .585. I had one that is .490 and wondered if it would be too short without tearing the gun down to try it. 

  I have a 1886 circa 1901 in 45-70 that i was getting ready for my brother to use on a buffalo hunt. the trigger broke and i put one on from a model 1892 for a quick fix. Now i would like to take it apart and fix it proper. Note he killed one with the rifle and i got one with my single action Texas Longhorn Arms Number 5 – 44 magnum pistol this past january. Thanks for the help. Texas.  

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I have no idea what the trigger dimensions should be on a Model 1886.

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Thanks Bert, Perhaps someone else may have an answer. When i tear down the 1886 then i can let you know as well. Texas. 

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Texas MacDonald said
Thanks Bert, Perhaps someone else may have an answer. When i tear down the 1886 then i can let you know as well. Texas. 

  

The 1892 and 1886 use the same trigger.  

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  Texas,

 I have two plain 1886 triggers in my parts. The first one has been played with and measures .525″, I would not use it. The second looks like new and measures .565″ and I would use it. The measurement is from the tip of the sear to the pin hole on the sear side. Have no idea what serial numbers these came off or what a minimum distance is but comparing the two I would not want the short one in my gun. T/R

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Thanks very much TR, I have a bear hunter up this week and perhaps next week I will have time to pull my 1886 apart and see which trigger works from what I have here. Then i can post something that works on mince circa 1901. Texas. 

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  Texas,

 I have two plain 1886 triggers in my parts. The first one has been played with and measures .525″, I would not use it. The second looks like new and measures .565″ and I would use it. The measurement is from the tip of the sear to the pin hole on the sear side. Have no idea what serial numbers these came off or what a minimum distance is but comparing the two I would not want the short one in my gun. T/R

  

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  Texas,

 I have two plain 1886 triggers in my parts. The first one has been played with and measures .525″, I would not use it. The second looks like new and measures .565″ and I would use it. The measurement is from the tip of the sear to the pin hole on the sear side. Have no idea what serial numbers these came off or what a minimum distance is but comparing the two I would not want the short one in my gun. T/R

  

TR, never had an 86 apart.  Could tig welding and refitting fix the part?

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 Chuck,

 Yes, welding hammers and sears is done. It takes a very skilled welder and craftsman which leaves me out. When you get done welding and filing you still have to heat treat. Nothing works better than new or quality original parts. A lot of geometry to a trigger. A good example is Mark’s video of the 76.

 When I see a nice original hammer or sear for sale I buy it whether I need it or not. T/R

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