Old Red gets Anschütz Trigger
I decided to install an Anschütz Trigger on Old Red. Old
Red had Canjar Light Pull Trigger with a home made trigger shoe.
I wanted a straight trigger shoe and started by bending a nail that fit
the trigger assembly. I liked the rough marks and the nail head
polished up the old nail and blued it. Creating a trigger shoe
would nail those silhouettes.
The area indoor smallbore league folded up do to some range closings
which left me with an extra Anschütz 5018 two stage trigger.
So I ordered a Briley Anschütz Trigger Adapter for the Remington
actions from Champion Shooters. Followed the directions and
installed the Anschütz trigger on the Remington Action.
Hardest part was taking a hack saw and cutting off the two ears on the
Anschütz trigger. That just did not feel right. So
here is the Anschütz trigger with the Briley Adapter installed on
the Remington Action. Trigger adjusted for one ounce first stage
and three ounce second stage release. Eye bolt and washers used
as weights to set trigger. Quarter inch eye
bolt only used for setting the first stage and added washers for
setting the second stage. Eye bolt hung on end of trigger shoe
using a small piece of thread not shown in the picture.
Next came the fun part. There are some things you only do once in
a life time and for me making way for an Anschütz Trigger in an
H&S Precision Silhouette Stock with the aluminum bedding block is
of those things. Here is the before and after pictures.
Note: I have been thinking about getting a McMillan Anschütz
Silhouette Stock for my back up rifle. They come with an inlet for the
standard Remington short action using the standard trigger and opening
up the trigger well should be easier than doing this H&S
Stock. I have checked with McMillan and there stocks are hand
laminated so almost all the strength is
in the fiberglass or carbon fiber along the outer skin or surface of
So opening up the trigger well has been considered not to be any
They will also make the Anschütz Silhouette Stock using all carbon
materials and techniques like their EDGE bench rest stock. That
make the finished stock weigh in at around the 28 ounces complete with
Presentation Pad. That looks like the plan for Blue.
If you look closely you may see the black lines outlining area in the
trigger well which must be enlarged. The forward part of the
aluminum block was cut out by hand using a hack saw blade. The
rear portion lengthening was completed by hand using various
files. The sides
were filed and cut with a Dremel Tool to widen. All and all that
kept me busy for a day or two.
I removed quite a bit
of the aluminum in the area around the trigger housing. I had to
remove almost the complete front side of the rear action aluminum
pillar. I had to thin down both side walls of the aluminum action
bedding block. The aluminum center cross member in the action
block between the magazine well and trigger opening was completing
I started to get a little concerned so I made and added a new lighter
aluminum cross member in the rear of the magazine well. I use a
single shot follower held in place with some foam rubber. I also
up some of the 18 years of service paint chips on the stock.
I had to file a small slot in the very front portion of the Remington
ADL Trigger Guard which would allow the Anschütz trigger mechanism
to rotate into. Completed job looks good and trigger feels
great. Just like my Anschütz 54MSED.
All is done and ready for the 2003 Nationals in Ridgeway, PA.
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October 24, 2003