O. P. Trigger Replacement: I think I lucked out
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    O. P. Trigger Replacement: I think I lucked out

    When I bought the current Official Police .38 it had the abominable serrated trigger with the five grooves. The ridges were so sharp that the Colt was un-shootable. So I eventually found a nice Army Special smooth trigger and found out the trigger pins are larger on the O. P. then the A. S. So I drilled it out and used it. The A.S. trigger didn't alter the timing in any significant way. Okay so far, but not pleased with what is essentially the wrong trigger.

    I had a similar issue with the refinished Trooper I have, did the same, but this one is nickel. It now has an O. P. checkered pre-war trigger in it.

    I get my 357 and it has the more typical three grooved trigger, and I'm okay with that.

    Cylinder & Slide had Python triggers listed on eBay, new that they received from Colt awhile back. I bought a nickel one that turned out to be smooth. Can't use it in this 357 without altering the hand, so I'm leaving it be. The trigger was bought for the nickel Trooper anyway, but being smooth I thought it might be a better option in the magnum.

    So now I get the O. P. 22 and it has the three groove trigger. Okay good.

    So I buy one of the triggers C & S has listed, blued, three groove, at a lowered price then previously listed, to put into the O. P. .38. The new trigger arrived yesterday and I put it in today and it was virtually a drop-in. Realizing that these triggers can change the position of the hand enough to cause timing issues, I was surprised and guess I lucked out. I did keep the original five groove trigger for this Colt.
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    I have a 1949 era Police Positive Special that had the deeply grooved trigger like you describe. It was very unpleasant to shoot. I guess maybe I'm a wimp. I replaced it with a smooth trigger I bought from Numrich (this was over 25 years ago) and it fit just fine. It's one of my favorite shooters and is very pleasant to handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash View Post
    I have a 1949 era Police Positive Special that had the deeply grooved trigger like you describe. It was very unpleasant to shoot. I guess maybe I'm a wimp. I replaced it with a smooth trigger I bought from Numrich (this was over 25 years ago) and it fit just fine. It's one of my favorite shooters and is very pleasant to handle.
    You could not or at least I could not shoot either the Trooper or that O. P. with the 5 groove trigger.
    Both of the earlier triggers I used worked out fine like you noted, but I replaced a trigger in an Agent, with a smooth one, and it thru the timing off.

    Now just because you're using a nos colt part doesn't necessarily mean the part is right. I bought a Gold Cup hammer from an eBay member, that turned out to be Nutmeg Sports, and went ahead and used it. Well come to find out after buying another the first one was ground uneven below the half cock and the hammer hooks were too narrow. I never noticed it, thinking it a new unused part, and it probably was.
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    Jack First has an assortment of Colt "E&I" triggers that are all original Colt.


 

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