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Finally to it to the range today and sighted in at 25 yds. It makes a ragged hole at that distance. Moved to 100 yds and only got one round off when the trigger broke. It won't hold on full cock. I bought this NIB and wasn't expecting this. I guess this is where I get to learn about the innards of a highwall.
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Becareful. that is NOT the type of highwall/lowwall to learn on. It is not like the originals. Get some advice before proceeding. First hand help would be better.
I'm not from here, I just live here.
Thanks for the caution, Brent. I think I've discovered the problem. The trigger is adjustable and it was apparently set at its most sensitive point by the factory. I adjusted it and the problem seems to have disappeared. I'll keep my eye on it but I think it will be o.k. Like you, I shoot pp bullets. I seat mine about .140" ahead of the end of the case in the 1885. My beginning load has been a veggie wad over about 80 grains of 1½ Swiss slightly compressed behind a 500 gr. swaged lead bullet. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to see what it will do at 100 yds. but might still get a chance this weekend.
You can send the trigger & sear off to Lee Shaver and for $35 he will make it a great ~2 pound trigger. Did so with mine and it is excellent. Very accurate rifles. You will be just as pleased at 100 (200, 300, 385, 500 & 600) once you develop the loads for same.
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