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Rem 541 replacement trigger? #16001695 04/17/21
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Does the 541 use the same trigger as a Rem 788? When I've searched for a replacement trigger, that's what it looks like but I thought I'd bounce it off the peanut gallery before I actually buy something.

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Re: Rem 541 replacement trigger? [Re: horse1] #16002060 04/17/21
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Re: Rem 541 replacement trigger? [Re: horse1] #16002130 04/17/21
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My understanding is the 541 is an upgraded version of the 581. I found the link below helpful when I replaced the trigger on my 581 S with the 788 Timney trigger.

https://theoutdoortradingpost.com/showthread.php?725-Remington-581-gets-a788-Timney-trigger

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The 541 trigger is adjustable - I have several and they are excellent triggers. Remington 580 series trigger is non-adjustable and many try and find the 541 series to replace it. Brian can adjust the 580 series as well.

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p.s. the 788 trigger can be modified to fit but is not directly interchangeable.

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When I installed the 788 Timney trigger in my 541 I did not want to remove any wood. The first thing required was to take the bolt stop down so it would work with the 581/541 bolt. Next I installed the trigger with the timney safety installed and it was easy to see what would be required to make it fit. The 788 safety lever stands away from the action and is angled to the rear. I took the safety lever off, clapped it in a padded vise along with the 541/581 safety lever. I heated the Timney safety lever with a torch and bent it forward with a pair of pliers until it was real close to what the 541/581 safety lever angle was. After letting it cool I reheated it and angled it back towards the inside until it was very close to the 541/581 safety lever. I installed it back on the trigger and put it all back in the stock. I had to reheat and bend just a bit more, but was able to install it without removing any wood. Then I emailed Timney and ordered a new bolt stop and safety lever incase I wanted to use it on a 788.

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Re: Rem 541 replacement trigger? [Re: PennDog] #16008073 04/19/21
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Originally Posted by PennDog
The 541 trigger is adjustable - I have several and they are excellent triggers..
That. The one I have left I have adjusted to break at about 4 oz... It's the only Rem trigger ever made that was worth a chit.. laugh laugh


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Originally Posted by Redneck
Originally Posted by PennDog
The 541 trigger is adjustable - I have several and they are excellent triggers..
That. The one I have left I have adjusted to break at about 4 oz... It's the only Rem trigger ever made that was worth a chit.. laugh laugh


Did you replace the spring. Mine will only adjust down to 3#.


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Originally Posted by EdM
Originally Posted by Redneck
Originally Posted by PennDog
The 541 trigger is adjustable - I have several and they are excellent triggers..
That. The one I have left I have adjusted to break at about 4 oz... It's the only Rem trigger ever made that was worth a chit.. laugh laugh


Did you replace the spring. Mine will only adjust down to 3#.
Nope...


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Originally Posted by Redneck
Originally Posted by EdM
Originally Posted by Redneck
Originally Posted by PennDog
The 541 trigger is adjustable - I have several and they are excellent triggers..
That. The one I have left I have adjusted to break at about 4 oz... It's the only Rem trigger ever made that was worth a chit.. laugh laugh


Did you replace the spring. Mine will only adjust down to 3#.
Nope...


Me neither - have four 541s and two are adjusted at 2lbs for a hunter silhouette rifle and hunting and two around a 1lb for match rifle silhouette and other types of competition.

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Mine breaks at 9oz.

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