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I was wondering what tools or combinatin of tools any of you use for trigger jobs? Brownells has a few jigs like the Powers Series I & II Stoning Fixture and I was wondering how they work?
Any advice?

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I think the Powers Series I is the ticket. I've done an awful lot of trigger jobs with it and, after trying the Series II, went right back to it. You'll also need two or three 6"x1/2" stones, extra fine, fine,and medium are my choices. And the "C" clamp to hold the sear and hammer in place. You can get adapters to use on nearly any quality pistol.
As for how it works? Well, that'd take a lot more time and space then we have here. You just have to read the instructions and have at it. It takes a lot of practice before you arrive at perfection, but getting there is a lot of fun and really taxes your brain.
That jig is so versatile that you can make up for lots of your mistakes just by changing the height of the elevator and putting more or less pressure on different areas of your stone.
I'm sure some of the other guys will like other jigs as well as I like this one, so it's really up to you.
 

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Yep, I also vote for Power Custom Series I. Use mine frequently for 1911's and S&W revolvers. The ability to precisely & repeatably adjust the angle is the big feature.

One note - I ordered the small machinist's clamp recommended by Brownells, and attempted to drill the hole to clear the locating pin per the Power Custom instructions. The clamp I received was so hard that the cobalt bit barely made an impression. I had to anneal the tip of the clamp with a oxy-MAPP torch to drill it. I then re-hardened it after. And no, a propane torch won't work - you will never get the thing hot enough.
 

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Hi All
good to be back on line


I will vote for the ser 1 also

instead of a clamp we put a hammer on the
hammer pin with the cut out facing the
sear feet. put light thumb pressure to load the sear against the pin and stone the top.
it is clean and consistant

also you may try a ceramic stone for finish?
geo ><>
 

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I like the series 1 also. I was able to drill the Brownells machinest clamp with a carbide tipped masonary bit in the drill press. Yes it did ruin the bits(2),but they were old ones.
Have fun.
Ed

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Again, thanks for the info guys. I checked out the page G21-30 offered, pretty cool stuff.
Thanks
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Can anyone give me some suggestions on stoning the sear for the Colt 1911. I have the Powers Series 1 fixture and would like to know the number of clicks for stoning the Face and Relief positions that you've had success with. This would be used on a competition gun.
 
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