Changing a double set trigger to a single trigger

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I built the pre-carve from hell rifle with double set triggers just because they came with the kit. The pre-carve had a 3/8" web which I was able to reduce some but still had way too much room between the trigger bar and the sear and had to add metal to the trigger bar to make the double set work. The trigger set came with a cross threaded adjustment screw that I re-tapped and replaced the screw but it is a sloppy fit and doesn't work right.

The triggers work but have a lot of slop and creep that annoys me to no end, picky, picky, picky.

I am planning to replace the double set with a single trigger like a Haines rifle is supposed to have. Do you guys think I could have the slots welded up in the existing trigger plate which is long and already inletted or would it be better to make a new plate for a single trigger to fit the inlet? The first option would be much quicker, I have made a bunch of trigger plates and single triggers but never swapped out a double set for a single pinned trigger.

I will have to glue in wood to fil the cavity where the double set mechanism sat.
 

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I would weld/finish the DS trigger plate to avoid the extra/different inletting (besides having to make a new plate)
 
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I made this trigger and plate for a fowler build because you can't by a proper offset English Fowler trigger plate. I didn't like the natural 10 year old patina of the trigger so I polished it to match the trigger guard just the other day.

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making trigger plate with trigger.jpg
 

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I built the pre-carve from hell rifle with double set triggers just because they came with the kit. The pre-carve had a 3/8" web which I was able to reduce some but still had way too much room between the trigger bar and the sear and had to add metal to the trigger bar to make the double set work. The trigger set came with a cross threaded adjustment screw that I re-tapped and replaced the screw but it is a sloppy fit and doesn't work right.

The triggers work but have a lot of slop and creep that annoys me to no end, picky, picky, picky.

I am planning to replace the double set with a single trigger like a Haines rifle is supposed to have. Do you guys think I could have the slots welded up in the existing trigger plate which is long and already inletted or would it be better to make a new plate for a single trigger to fit the inlet? The first option would be much quicker, I have made a bunch of trigger plates and single triggers but never swapped out a double set for a single pinned trigger.

I will have to glue in wood to fil the cavity where the double set mechanism sat.
Eric, Welding may distort the plate. An alternative may be silver soldering a screw in place and then drill and tap again.
 
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I built the pre-carve from hell rifle with double set triggers just because they came with the kit. The pre-carve had a 3/8" web which I was able to reduce some but still had way too much room between the trigger bar and the sear and had to add metal to the trigger bar to make the double set work. The trigger set came with a cross threaded adjustment screw that I re-tapped and replaced the screw but it is a sloppy fit and doesn't work right.

The triggers work but have a lot of slop and creep that annoys me to no end, picky, picky, picky.

I am planning to replace the double set with a single trigger like a Haines rifle is supposed to have. Do you guys think I could have the slots welded up in the existing trigger plate which is long and already inletted or would it be better to make a new plate for a single trigger to fit the inlet? The first option would be much quicker, I have made a bunch of trigger plates and single triggers but never swapped out a double set for a single pinned trigger.

I will have to glue in wood to fil the cavity where the double set mechanism sat.
Eric,
I you need to have someone else weld it, then I would fill the trigger bar with fitted metal and soft solder it in myself. Why do you need the fill in the wood that has already been removed? I wouldn't mess with that unless you think there is a strength issue.
Larry
 
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