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I guess I’m spoiled!
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:26:07 PM »
Manufacturers of weaponry, have always stressed safe handling, and rightly so. There are many aspects of safe handling, but one which they seemingly dwell on, is accidental discharges. One of the ways they prevent them, is to supply some of the lousiest trigger dynamics imaginable! This fact seems to be a universal quality (no matter the type of weaponry), but is especially true of low-cost airguns, where single stage triggers are the norm.

Making matters worse, they often supply incomplete and/or non-existent instructions on how to (re)adjust the factory trigger settings. While some of this is a result of their litigation strategy, in my opinion they miss the boat! The reason is, uninformed users often mess with the factory trigger settings, without really understanding what the adjustment do, or more importantly, what they can do if adjusted incorrectly!

As I stated above, I’m spoiled, as my W.A.R. Cobra is equipped with a Timney, Calvin Elite trigger group. Like all Timney triggers, they come pre-adjusted for a specific weight of pull, creep, and over travel. But that fact is not the point, per sé! Rather it’s the fact that W.A.R. designed the airgun to use a specific, after-market trigger group, albeit factory supplied. Those not familiar with the term trigger group. It means the trigger handle, sear, safety, and other requisite parts are in one complete sub assembly.

A valid argument could be made at this point, that designing a low-cost airgun to be fitted with an after-market trigger group like the Timney would cost extra, but I believe it wouldn’t.

The pictorial below is a section of the break-out view for a Benjamin Marauder. The trigger assembly (inside the red circle) is really a trigger group! In other words, all in one! It is feasible that Timney could design and manufacture a trigger group for the Marauder series (and other Benjamin airguns), if the market was there. Considering the number of Benjamin airguns using this same same trigger group, it certainly is a large market place. Adding more credence, H.A.M. ( recently posted a video of how to adjust a Umarex Gauntlet trigger ( If you watched that video, you’d also note the Gauntlet does have a trigger group.

The question remains, why would one want to add a trigger group which costs are much as the airgun did in the first place? Well, I guess I could bring up the same argument about a telescopic sight! But the truth remains, the single one item, most conducive to accuracy, is a smooth, crisp, and repeatable trigger pull!

Enough said.
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Re: I guess I’m spoiled!
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2018, 10:42:07 AM »
I used a Timney in my last build. The design is basically a Disco/2240/1377 design. It just has a change in the angle on the hammer for shear engagement.

I removed the hump for the pin hole and drilled another hole for mounting. That was all the mods I did to it to make it work.
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Re: I guess I’m spoiled!
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 12:18:47 PM »
Yes, I would be interested in a Timney trigger for my Benjamin Marauder.  Either on built by
Timney or instruction on how I could modify a Timney trigger to fit my Marauder.
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