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Old 02-12-2012, 04:33 AM   #1
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Browning HI Power trigger reset

Have done as much research has possible and would like to ask how do you improve the trigger reset. I have read several email bullets advising to bend the trigger return spring at the half loop. Can some explain how to do this and how much do you bend, towards the trigger or bend it up towards the slide. When looking at the front of the trigger return spring it rests on the frame probably 1/32 in front of the space where the trigger is removed. Thanks in advance and I appreciate your explaining the process.
 
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:07 AM   #2
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Just want to welcome to the forum, mig. I have NO INFO regarding your issue. One of our resident BHP experts like Bob Reed should be along soon to help you out.....
 
Old 02-12-2012, 07:16 AM   #3
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I don't have a direct answer for you, however, I do have a couple of tid-bits to pass along. There is an extra power spring available that has 3 coils instead of 2.

Wolff Trigger Spring Browning Hi-Power Extra Power

The trigger reset seems to be worse after removal of the magazine safety -- I am not fond of removing this safety.

I will follow this thread as I have a couple of FEG HP35 clones and always would like to know more.

With best regards,

Ray
 
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Hello,

First, let me say that I don't condone bending or cutting springs - but, I also don't care for the aftermarket springs that's available for The High Power.

So, with that being said, I've resorted to adjusting the front bend on a mandrel in order to slightly reduce the radius in the loop and bring the radius on around further, this also makes the front leg of the spring slightly longer (the end that works off the frame) - but I've mainly just had to adjust the spring on a few HPs that needed it after removing the disconnect. Like the ones mentioned in Post 7 via. the link Question about trigger reset spring - 1911Forum
 
Old 02-13-2012, 06:23 PM   #5
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There is an extra power spring available that has 3 coils instead of 2.
Hello Ray,

With all due respect sir - the original 2 coil spring is stronger than the 3 coil spring, and FN used the 2 coil spring until they introduced the un-need firing pin block in the late 80s. Then, FN went to the lighter weight 3 coil spring in order to keep the pull down because they added a sear lever spring that kept the paddle-end (firing pin block portion) of the sear lever blocking the firing pin until the trigger was pressed.

The reason the two coil spring was stronger, is because they were made from larger diameter wire. The number of coils in this case actually has nothing to do with the strength of the spring, and the reason the current spring has three coils instead of two, is too simply take up the extra side-to-side space that was created by using a smaller diameter wire for the current trigger spring. The space I'm talking about is where the spring set's in it's channel between the sides of the trigger, and the coils purpose is simply to create an attachment point for the trigger spring pin.

All that being said, I really wish that FN would have just stayed with the original two coil spring - because it does offer a more positive feel and a slightly quicker return. However, I do like the addition of the sear lever spring and believe that The High Power should have had it from the beginning because, it saves some wear on the contact area where the lever contacts the sear and the spring keeps the end of the sear lever up in it's channel and prevents it from peening the rear of the frame.
 
Old 02-14-2012, 02:49 AM   #6
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Browning Reset

Just wanted to say thank Bob for the guidance. I was able to improve my Hi Power reset by bending the front loop down and it really assisted a lot. Cylinder and Slide advised of this old trick as well. Just for everyones info this has the two coil spring which I recommend, not the three coil which I tried and actually made the reset worse. Thanks again
 
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Glad things worked out for you mig. There ain't too many people that know their way around the BHP as well as Bob does. FORTUNATELY, he's one of us..........
 
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Dear Bob Reed:

Thank you for your respect and gentle correction. I am here to learn and you've enabled me to do so.

I miss Steven Camp, especially with BHP questions.

Respectfully,

Ray
 
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Thanks Ray - I'm glad you didn't take me the wrong way.

I sure miss ole Steve too, and I think about him on a daily basis.

Thanks again Ray
 
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