View Full Version : Match trigger/Trigger job
August 24, 2001, 15:45
I'm curious to know if anyone out their is building a match trigger for the FAL, or doing trigger jobs. I've been working on my own match trigger, but wanted to know if I'm just reinventing the wheel.
Also, is there any interest in a match trigger or trigger job for your FAL? What would you consider a fair price for an FAL trigger that is adjustable for take-up over-travel and pull (be serious). My current version includes a modified trigger, sear and safety, as well as new hammer and trigger return springs.
Befor I commit to making these, I'd like to know if there's interest and if I can price it to recoup my cost.
Also, I'd like to hear from you FAL gunsmiths. I'd like to send out a couple of prototypes for eveluation.
August 24, 2001, 20:57
...well I was Dremelin' on the sear when the spring plunger let go, and if the durn cat hadn't flipped out and knocked over the torch...
Seriously, I'm not too good at looking at these things and telling whether they work. But, I have some experience with the Krieger-Milazzo, Jewell, Armalite, and Bushmaster triggers, as well as several USMC Rifle Team M14 amorer's trigger-jobs.
If you wanna build it, I'll be happy to play with it. I'll even pay ya for it if it works. If it costs as much as a Jewell trigger, it better be as good as a Jewell trigger.
Put me on the list.
2 clicks low
August 24, 2001, 21:04
Had the same thing on my mind.I was looking at THE FAL book by R Blake Stevens.Just wondering who could build competition trigger group.Like the one on page 286 the metric FAL section.Any ideas? :confused: :confused: :rolleyes:
August 24, 2001, 21:14
Put me down for a couple.
I have to concur with Gary though, it needs to be worth the pennies both in quality and durability - part of the big $$$ for a trigger job is how long it lasts.
I'm not an expert on FAL parts so I don't know if the US H/T/S are through hardened. From your initial notes it sounds like at least one of the parts is drilled for a set screw which would lead me to believe either the parts are not through hardened, you are annealing and rehardening or you have a good budget for carbide and diamond tooling.
I don't mean to flame, you seem to know your stuff, just want to express what I'd be looking for in a really quality H/T/S and spring kit for my FALs.
Keep us posted.
August 24, 2001, 21:20
I'd be interested. Are you thinking two-stage?
August 25, 2001, 08:57
The trigger and safety are not hardened (at least on the STG58) This is really not necessary as the sear is a seperate piece.
I have two version of the trigger job.
Version one is a two stage. Sear slot is recut and polished. The sear is polished front and rear. The trigger return sping and hammer springs are altered and an over-travel stop is fitted to the trigger. This results in a two-stage trigger that runs about 4-5 lbs and is pretty decent.
Version two adds adjustment for take-up and safety engagement. It requires modified parts and more fitting.
I plan to make up a couple of trigger sets, and will loan them out to members for evaluation.
August 26, 2001, 22:22
I think DSA was toying around with a match trigger. Never heard what came of it.
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