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Silver Reserve Trigger Job

Discussion in 'Mossberg Reserve Series O/U And Side-By-Side' started by JoeRotella, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. JoeRotella

    JoeRotella .270 WIN

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    Hello,
    Has anyone ever had a trigger job done on a Mossberg Silver Reserve over under? Also, what is a resonable price to pay? Any input would be helpful.

    Thanks,
    Joe
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Sorry Joe...can't help ya on that...but this will bump the question to the top for others to view... ;)
  3. JoeRotella

    JoeRotella .270 WIN

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    Thank you, seems like this is an oddball question.

    Joe
  4. tattooo

    tattooo .30-06

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    Thread resurrection......
    Anyone have one done ?
  5. LTB45

    LTB45 .30-06 Supporter

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    Who really does a trigger job to a shotgun?
  6. tattooo

    tattooo .30-06

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    Are all shotgun triggers so perfect out of the box that none warrant a trigger job ?
  7. LTB45

    LTB45 .30-06 Supporter

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    Trigger jobs are usually done on guns that you shoot precision with...Handguns and Rifles.
    A shotguns most likely use is for flying or running targets. Not precise shooting.
    Most shotgun shooters use more of a "slap" on the trigger, so any trigger creep or a heavy trigger pull is not felt.
    If you would rather treat your shotgun like a precision rifle and feel you need a trigger job, its your gun...have fun with it and enjoy.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2017
  8. tattooo

    tattooo .30-06

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    Most pistols are not used for precision shooting, the point of most trigger jobs is to get rid of grit or adjust over travel, weather slapping or slowly breaking a shot and would be a plus busting clays.
  9. LTB45

    LTB45 .30-06 Supporter

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    Pistols not used for precision shooting.....don't tell that to the many pistol shooters at both of my clubs!!!

    Hey if you want to do a trigger job on a shotgun, do it. Your gun and your money.
    None of my shotguns need that.
  10. tattooo

    tattooo .30-06

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    Ha ha....I hear you, just breaking your chops
  11. OverUnder28

    OverUnder28 Copper BB

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    I took a crack at this. Didn't go well. The trigger mechanism is strange, when you pull the trigger it pushes the hammer further back before the sear releases. My smith couldn't shave the sear down otherwise it wouldn't push the hammer back. We tried cutting the stock springs to lighten the pressure but that didn't really work either. I'm currently looking for a trigger shoe that will fit, but might have to do a custom job there too.
  12. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    That is called positive trigger engagement.

    It is typically caused by the angles of the two contacting surfaces.

    This is done mostly because it is a safer trigger.

    See more: http://firearmsdesigner.com/designing-triggers-part-1-simple-trigger-theory/
  13. don3

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    How about "release triggers" ? I know of some shooters who have done that to shotguns for trap/skeet.
  14. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    I've heard of release triggers on bench guns. But not on a field gun.
  15. Captrap

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    I just did a trigger job on my silver reserve ... Was the worst trigger, I ever owned.... Now the gun shoots like a dream... easy pull... The gun has a mechanical trigger and Turkey don't spend any time cleaning it up... Cost me $175.00... That is not cost effective if you getting rid of the gun... but... I like the feel and looks of the firearm.
  16. Captrap

    Captrap .22LR

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    I DO
  17. OverUnder28

    OverUnder28 Copper BB

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    Captrap, who did you get to do your trigger work? I called all over the place, the only people who would take it was Mossberg. I sent it to them in Texas and am awaiting the results.
  18. Captrap

    Captrap .22LR

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    Bill Scarpino 931 273 3540
    Master Gunsmith
    Spring Hill, Florida
  19. OverUnder28

    OverUnder28 Copper BB

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    I got my silver reserve back from mossberg yesterday. The paperwork claims they replaced the stock, forearm assembly, and hammer spring. They shipped it back in a hard case which was nice. I noticed the forearm assembly latch depresses a lever under the chambers to engage the trigger. Could be my last forearm assembly wasn't putting enough pressure on that lever. Shooting the over first, trigger breaks at just under 5 lbs. The under then breaks at a hair over 4 1/2 lbs. Still has some grit which I think can be cleaned up, but the weight and consistency is night and day. Only cost for me was shipping to them.
    Taking her to lehigh valley for a round of sporting clays today we'll see how it goes.
    Captrap and John A. like this.
  20. Captrap

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    Sounds super... Keep in touch...

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