FN PBR Trigger upgrade

JINKSTER

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I called Timney yesterday asking if they still make a replacement and if so was one available which is when the answerer asked what action is in my PBR...I told him that as I understand it it's a Winchester 70 action which is when he asked if the trigger assy looks like it's in a bunch of pieces or more like a drop-in unit...told him I didn't know and would break it down and see and get back with him...and that's when he told me...

"Well?...if it looks like a bunch of pieces it would be our #401 model trigger replacement but if it looks like it's a drop in unit?...that would be our #402 model trigger and you can just order it online."

Simple enough I guess but I'm very unfamiliar with model 70's so I'm asking you fine folks to run a double check on me and verify that I'm ordering the correct replacement trigger for my 15 years old FN PBR...here's some pix of the actual trigger group and then a pic of Timney's #401 replacement (which looks scarey different). I even thought about just doing the obvious and loosening spring tension via the OEM unit but I read that can cause functionality and safety issues ala slam fire if I go to light but here's the pix...is this the right timney replacement for this hot mess?....

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Thanks for any help here because if this is the correct replacement I'd like to get it ordered asap.
 

ken226

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Yea, yours is the "bunch of pieces" version. So, the Timney 401.

That said, the stock lever trigger can be worked by a competent smith into an excellent trigger.
 
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JINKSTER

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Yea, yours is the "bunch of pieces" version. So, the Timney 401.

That said, the stock lever trigger can be worked by a competent smith into an excellent trigger.
Well thank you ken266! You talked me into it and I now have a Winchester model 70 (pre 2008) reduced power trigger return spring coming from Mcarbo for $12.95 plus tax/shipping.

I've done dozens of pistols with trapper and bullseye spring kits...this shouldn't be all that much more difficult...besides?...the trigger is already excellent...zero creep and breaks like a fat frito chip...I just want it to break like a skinny frito chip! LOL!

Thanks for the confirmation and?...motivation to save about $120 :)
 
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