Bond Arms Derringer

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by danf_fl, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

    How should one test trigger pull?
    Use snap caps and hold onto barrels to get scale to "sit" correctly?
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  2. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

    Get the best trigger pull gauge you can afford. I have a vise with leather-faced jaws whereby I clamp the barrel(s) in, so the firearm is in a horizontal position. Snap caps are NEVER a bad idea, but with a centerfire, you can get away without those, if you must.
    Although I do have a couple of "spring" style pull gauges, I much prefer the Lyman electronic trigger pull gauge that works using a strain-gauge load cell type of system. With this gauge I can do 10 pulls and then get the average in a relatively short time.
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