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Old 05-21-2011, 01:02 AM   #1
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When I got my S&W 15, the trigger was perfect - crisp, clean, consistant 3-4lb pull. I took it apart completely except for any roll pins/tension pins. Back together now and the trigger is waaaay too light. I can barely touch it before it fires. I can even push on the hammer to make it fire.
I'm 100% positive I did not misplace any part, however could I have put it back together wrong?
It almost looks like there isn't enough metal left on the hammer/trigger release.
I don't want to take it to a smith because I only paid $70 for it.



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It looks like your trigger "lever" is not catching low enough. It seems to me that the trigger should catch into the 90° angle on the hammer when the hammer is cocked in single action.

But that is only my opinion. Good Luck.

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It almost looks rounded down from firing a bazillion rounds through its service days. Is this common? Do I need a new hammer and/or trigger?

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Cylinder lock does not look correct. That should be held in place by the trigger when the hammer is fully cocked. That could be why the trigger is not seating correctly.

The cylinder lock should have the "nose" of the trigger in it, not under it.

Again, that is only my opinion, but that is how I reassembled my S&W.

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Cylinder lock does not look correct. That should be held in place by the trigger when the hammer is fully cocked. That could be why the trigger is not seating correctly.

The cylinder lock should have the "nose" of the trigger in it, not under it.

Again, that is only my opinion, but that is how I reassembled my S&W.
So I assembled it wrong . I guess I'll try it again following your suggestion. Thank you.

Edit: further inspection/tinkering - it almost seems as there is too much pressure on the trigger when cocked back. When I pull the trigger, it pushes my finger forward instead of following through. I tried adjusting the leaf spring, but it only makes the problem worse.
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Imagine the cocked hammer and how the trigger fits as shown in picture #2.

Now, take the trigger and turn approx 10 degrees counter clock wise. The front part of the trigger will fall into the cylinder lock area.

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It sounds like you maybe assembled it wrong but I can't tell what it is from the pics. Is the trigger seated fully down on it's stud?

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Hope this helps.

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It sounds like you maybe assembled it wrong but I can't tell what it is from the pics. Is the trigger seated fully down on it's stud?
Everything is 100% seated.
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Check this out. It may help:
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