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Smooth,nickled \"target\' Trigger

Picked up a nickled,smooth,wide target type trigger,which I installed in my Florida Highway Patrol Trooper.

Did Colt ever offer these as an "option"?

My "guess would be that it is from a Python,and could have possible once grooved and then been "ground down" and re nickled.

Width is about the same as an S&W Target style trigger.

In any event,it looks and feels great in tnis 5" nickled FHP Trooper.

Thanks for any info.

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Re: Smooth,nickled \"target\' Trigger

Sounds like it may have been from a Python. Over at Pistolsmith.com a couple of years ago Austin Behlert discussed making these along with Python action jobs. His shop offered them as an option on Pythons. Perhaps others did also.
 

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Re: Smooth,nickled \"target\' Trigger

It's probably an aftermarket alteration, since other than on the Colt Trooper Mark III, Colt never offered a wide trigger.

The Python trigger is the same grooved, standard width trigger Colt used on all post-war DA revolvers.
 

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Re: Smooth,nickled \"target\' Trigger

Thanks, Rover. Yes.it probably is an alteration,but well done-AND-has NONE of the other modifications that Austin mentioned.

Just a standard Colt trigger,that had a new "curl" soldered on.and then renickled-BUT work is done so well,that you just cant see any alterations,as it looks all one piece!

BTW,since it was an ex-"cop" gun,I deliberately put a slight bit of creep and hesitation into the trigger. As is well known,many Depts. went D.A. only after the "bleeding heart liberals",and their "ambulance chasing shyster lawyers",went after some police for having hair triggers on their guns. Single action is not as light and crisp as most of my other guns,but this is what some cops had done to avoid being proven to have a "hair trigger" when covering one suspect,and still in a firefight.

Thanks again!

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Re: Smooth,nickled \"target\' Trigger

Aside from the Behlert method there was another way to make a wide trigger. I had some work done on a Python once and had the 'smith that is well known make up a target trigger by building it up through welding and then doing the contouring and polishing. Don't know how he did it but the end result was a slightly narrower than S&W target trigger with about the same shape as the one on the Anaconda. There may have been a few other shops that did target triggers, too, but I am unaware of who they may have been. The problem with welding is one must be aware of losing any heat treatment the trigger may have had.
 
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