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Old February 4th, 2012, 03:41 AM   #1
 
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My wife has Osteoarthritis and finds it very difficult to pull the trigger on the LCR. Does anyone know if the trigger pull can be reduced and who does this kind of work. Thanks in advance.



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Old February 4th, 2012, 04:33 AM   #2
 
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Theres a YouTube video on how to do it. Get a Wolff spring kit. However you may get ignition issues if you go too low.
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CDR if you know of a video can you provide a link?

I'd like to see it because I just can't resist fiddling with things. I have never heard of anyone attempting a trigger job on an LCR and haven't found any videos.

I suppose you could reduce the weight of the hammer spring, although with the cammed trigger in the LCR I'm not sure how that would effect the trigger weight or function.

Someone asked the same question a year ago and no one came up with an answer.

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Wolff does not list a spring package for the LCR so it would be guesswork on the weight of the spring. You could try cutting coils on the spring now in the gun, but if you cut too much you'll need to get a replacement spring from Ruger.

There is an oil port for the action. Try putting a little CLP in it and then dry fire the heck out of it. (say 2500 pulls) Any metal on metal action will improve with use and CLP will slick things up. That will also wear the spring and may lighten the trigger.

If that doesn't help enough I'd take it to a gunsmith to see if they can pull the action apart and polish the parts, unless you're bold enough to try it on your own.

Look forward to hearing what you end up with.
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I never replaced my spring on the LCR. I did replace a spring on my SP101:





The internals and the concept is the same on the 101, GP100 and LCR.
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I've done my SP's and GP's too. Just took my LCR apart, and the function of the spring works similarly to those guns, but the internals are different.

The mainspring seat sits on top of the locking mechanism. To remove the mainspring it appears you would need to remove that lock. Looks like it would push out from the opposite side of the frame, freeing the seat and allowing the mainspring to come out.

You could then install a lighter spring if you can find one, or modify the installed mainspring by removing a coil or two.

Without having done this it seems to me the difficult part would be compressing the spring and reinstalling the mainspring seat, and keeping that compressed while the lock sub-assembly is reinstalled.

However the spring doesn't seem to be under much pressure, so it may be easier than I think.

The mainspring seat allows the hammer strut to pass through and into a well in the lock, so it may not even disassemble the way it appears.

Having said all of that, lightly tapping on the back of the pins that holds the lock sub-assembly in place does not appear to move it, and since my LCR is my everyday pocket pal I'm not in a hurry to try and force it.

Any smiths want to weigh in?
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Yeah, tough call. It's probably best to ask a gunsmith.

There aren't many other options for the OP since arthritis prevents effective management of a semiautomatic slide. 20 gauge shotgun, youth size, may be a viable option, too.
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I know these guys offer an action job on the LCR... Not sure what all it does thou. They say the cost is $145. They are located near Shreveport La.
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"There is an oil port for the action."

I have an LCR and would like to smooth out the trigger action a bit. At the above suggestion I looked at my revolver and would like to know where is the oil port located?
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"There is an oil port for the action."

I have an LCR and would like to smooth out the trigger action a bit. At the above suggestion I looked at my revolver and would like to know where is the oil port located?
If you read the owners manual, it clearly shows that the hammer pivot pin is the oil port. Remove the grip. Slightly push the pivot out(not all the way)enough so that it will come away from the frame enough that it will be out of its seat and be able to turn, maybe an 1/8" and then apply a light gun oil(I use Rem Oil) into the hole and allow this to soak into the action. I doubt this will do anything to smooth the action. It is meant to simply lubricate the internal parts.
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My wife has Osteoarthritis and finds it very difficult to pull the trigger on the LCR. Does anyone know if the trigger pull can be reduced and who does this kind of work. Thanks in advance.
If the trigger pull is too strong for her then I'm guessing she has the 22 LR version of the LCR as the recoil for the 38 or 357 would likewise be painful. I would caution against trying to lighten a rimfire trigger pull as reliability could be seriously affected. Under stress I doubt she would have issues with the trigger pull and she could practice with a DA/SA 22 revolver and fire it in single action mode. Not ideal but a possibility.
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