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Old 03-02-2020, 07:35 AM
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I have this Sharps 54 blackpowder rifle and the trigger pull is far too stiff.
Do I need a trip to a gun smith or is this DC something I could do myself?

I've never completely disassembled any percussion firearms.

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Old 03-02-2020, 07:49 AM
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Polishing sometimes helps, my answer would be set triggers.
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Old 03-02-2020, 04:13 PM
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Well I never took the lock part of these percussion firearms apart.

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Old 03-02-2020, 06:35 PM
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I’ve never worked on a trigger before but did research it a few years ago to possibly do some trigger work. The consensus was that it is something that can easily be messed up if performed improperly making a dangerous gun. A local gunsmith around here does a great job and is reasonably priced, you may want to do some asking around and pricing.
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Old 03-03-2020, 10:30 AM
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If you have the capability to disassemble the trigger, and assemble of course, then a good polishing will help, but those triggers, even the pedersoli repro's, can be very touchy if you stone them too far. I goofed up mine and made mine so touchy a soft breeze hitting the trigger would let it go. That's okay on a bench gun but not something you would want to carry in the field. I would take it to someone with intimate knowledge of those trigger assemblies. Might cost a bit but a safe rifle is worth it.
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Old 03-08-2020, 09:17 AM
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Thanks HL!
Exactly what I'm going to do.
After I sight it in to see if some sight in use makes it better.
To best of my knowledge I dont think dear Ole dad ever fired this Sharps.
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