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Old 09-09-2020, 12:33 PM
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I saw on the Savage site in the FAQ section that the Accutrigger can not be retrofitted to rifles with a standars trigger. But can an Accutrigger rifle be converted to a standard trigger?
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:05 AM
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Doesn't Timney sell the replacement trigger for about $100 or so?
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Old 09-10-2020, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Uncle View Post
Doesn't Timney sell the replacement trigger for about $100 or so?
Possibly BU. But I previously purchase an Axis with a standard trigger and for about $25 I bought a MCarbo trigger spring kit and it made the trigger on the Axis really sweet. It reduced the approx 6 lb trigger down to about 3.5 lb with zero creep. Just perfect for hunting and it only took about 10 minutes to install.
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Old 09-11-2020, 01:43 PM
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I’ve not done this swap, so I’m speculating a bit about the design. As one example, Rifle Basix makes the Sav-1 which fits both accu and non-accu triggers. So “something” common can work.

I do know one reason the accu cannot go into a non is a relief cut in the receiver for the safety bar. Since the accu receiver would have this and the non trigger would not need it, that should be a one way stop sign, not an all way stop.

Equally, I do know folks have replaced non triggers with accu’s, so there is enough commonality that it can work - confirming the adaptability of the Rifle Basix Kit. I have heard many times, however, that the sear is different between the two - and have heard the sear is different between old and new vintages, such that might be a “maybe, maybe not,” more likely based on vintage than trigger type.

Personally, the triggers are cheap enough, I’d order some parts from ebay and start tinkering. But if you want an assured drop in, use an aftermarket option and confirm with the manufacturer it matches your type and vintage before ordering.
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Old 09-11-2020, 02:55 PM
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Thanks NoMercy. I just might do that.
I'm still waiting for an email from Savage. Don't know if I'll get one or not.
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Old 09-13-2020, 07:10 AM
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Here is the email response I got from Savage: (Savage Arms, Inc)

Sep 13, 2020, 10:38 AM EDT

For safety and liability reasons, Savage Arms will not modify firearms from factory configuration.
Savage Technical Services

Well That sucks!
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