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maybe you will excuse me for asking a non 1911 question. Has anyone tried to reduce the double action trigger pull on Makarov "type" pistols? I have a Hungarian P63 and would like some advice please. Thanks in advance, for any help.
what i found is its tough to do and still have the pistol work.
tried to do this on a Mak, myself a few years ago, sometimes it would function, sometimes it wouldnt.
light stoning and oil will make it smooth, but messing with the spring only makes it not work..
The PA 63 is not really a Makarov type and has little in common with that pistol. Even though no parts interchange, it has much more in common with the Walther PP, and it is reasonably easy to work on that type mechanism. One trick is to reduce the weight of the mainspring (hammer spring) by "rolling" it on a belt sander. This reduces the coil thickness while still retaining full length. (Have a spare spring before doing this - it is easy to go too far.)
Other work involves just smoothing things up. Those pistols are full of burrs and sharp surfaces and just careful stoning will do a lot for the trigger pull. The triggers themselves have grooves with very sharp edges and a Dremel tool drum sander will work wonders in that area.
Take the spring work a bit at a time, with frequent tests. That pistol, like the Walther and other small handguns, revolvers as well as pistols, has a light hammer. Since a certain amount of hammer momentum is required to fire the primer, a light hammer means a heavy spring, while a heavier hammer can get by with a lighter spring.
Wolf sells a spring kit for the PA63, it sure made mine better
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