I have enjoyed having both the .22 and .177 Marauder. However, there has been one item that has bugged me. I would like to get the trigger lighter, but how? Well, I talked with my buddy John today (thanks John!) and he told me what he did. I changed his method just a bit so that one can go back to stock with minimal effort.
To begin,the parts list from Crosman is needed ( Click here ). I will reference the names they have designated.
The part I will modify is the torsion spring link (on page 6, 6U). This should take about 15 minutes and you have a very light and crisp trigger. To begin this modification, you will need some tools. Here is a picture of the minor tools you will need.
Remove the action out of the stock and remove the trigger casing cover (6B). I took the small flat-head screw driver and gently pried the cover off. The last little bit before the cover comes off I just gently wiggled the plate back and forth – the cover is off.
Take your needle-nose pliers and remove the spring… like so.
With the torsion spring link (6U) removed, all that is needed is to flatten out the bend (I used two needle-nose pliers to do this). This spring is what adds a great amount of tension to the trigger.
The trigger link spring (6L) is still putting tension on the trigger link (6E), so this part (the torsion spring link) is not really needed (as I am told).
If you would like to go back to the previous setup, simply (and gently) put the bend back in the torsion spring.
This is also a good time to tune the trigger. You can very easily see how stage one and two are working.
That is it! I performed this modification on both of my Marauders. Now they have very nice light and crisp trigger with no added cost.
If there are any questions or I did not word something correctly, please just let me know.
If this helped out any, please comment and let me know.
Until next time,