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#6836392 - 09/03/12 09:22 AM remington 742 trigger adjustment
pseshooter300 Offline
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I got a remington 742 my father in law gave me took and shot it yesterday and the trigger has the hardest pull i have ever seen and a lot of creep in it doesnt break good at all. I have no way of checking the poundage on it but would like to get it to 3-3 1/2 pounds. Can these triggers be adjusted by a gunsmith?
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#6836457 - 09/03/12 09:48 AM Re: remington 742 trigger adjustment [Re: pseshooter300]
carbon12 Offline
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I believe that redneck, a GS and poster on the GS forum can help you out.

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#6836671 - 09/03/12 11:15 AM Re: remington 742 trigger adjustment [Re: carbon12]
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I don't think they can be adjusted as such but a good smith can hone (carefully) the surfaces and true the moving parts.
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#6836794 - 09/03/12 12:07 PM Re: remington 742 trigger adjustment [Re: stillbeeman]
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You can get parts from Brownells.

Try putting in a weaker spring. It's easy to remove and replace. Just drop the fire control assembly by drifting out the two cross pins in the receiver. You don't have to take anything apart to replace the spring. You'll see it sitting there and removing it is not that hard. Just pay attention to how it's being held in place.

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#6872468 - 09/14/12 11:41 AM Re: remington 742 trigger adjustment [Re: Dirtfarmer]
pseshooter300 Offline
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Called local gunsmith trigger can't be adjusted they said
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#6872498 - 09/14/12 11:53 AM Re: remington 742 trigger adjustment [Re: pseshooter300]
erich Offline
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No there are no adjustments in the 742 trigger BUT a GOOD gunsmith can clean up and smooth out the trigger. It is basicly the same trigger as the Rem 1100 shotgun and there are a bunch of old 1100 trap and skeet guns that have had there triggers tuned. It is not a whole lot different than tuning a 1911 or SA trigger.

I had a 742 that I used as a target rifle in Taiwan and the AF armoror was able to clean up the trigger pull.
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#6872526 - 09/14/12 12:04 PM Re: remington 742 trigger adjustment [Re: erich]
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Well this gunsmith said they didnt want to mess with it. It has a lot of creep in it and is crazy hard to pull
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#6874116 - 09/14/12 09:42 PM Re: remington 742 trigger adjustment [Re: pseshooter300]
erich Offline
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There is a whole lot of difference between "it can't be done" and "I don't want to mess with it". Look for a good gunsmith.

Go down to the Gunsmithing forum here and ask the question.


Edited by erich (09/14/12 09:43 PM)
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#6874224 - 09/15/12 01:20 AM Re: remington 742 trigger adjustment [Re: erich]
Orchemo Offline
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Timney has a kit for the 750. Call them to see if it will fit this also.

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#6874316 - 09/15/12 04:32 AM Re: remington 742 trigger adjustment [Re: Orchemo]
pseshooter300 Offline
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I would love to hunt with it some like i said my father in law bought it new the last year they made 742 i really dont know if it has had two boxes of shells shot through it. Gun is in awesome shape. Im gonna try and see what i can find out
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#6874455 - 09/15/12 06:01 AM Re: remington 742 trigger adjustment [Re: pseshooter300]
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A good gunsmith can do wonders just by working on the hammer and sear engagement.
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