Springfield Sportsman

Item #: 109
Pull Weight  
Our Price: $61.60

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Timney Sportsman Triggers feature a lightweight alloy housing and hardened steel working surfaces. They are lightweight, rugged and durable. The trigger pull is adjustable from 2 to 4 lbs and is adjustable for Sear Engagement, Overtravel and Pull weight. These triggers require the use of the original safety. Minor fitting may be required.

Since it was founded in 1946, Timney Triggers has built a reputation based on the quality of its products. Because of the precision machining and workmanship that goes into each Timney product they are The World's Finest Triggers.™ Each and every Timney Trigger is individually tested and calibrated by hand in the action it was designed for before it's delivered to the customer's door. 

Sportsman Adjustment Instructions

Sportsman Adjustment Instructions

Sear Engagement (Creep):
Make sure the rifle is unloaded
Cock the rifle.
The bottom screw is your sear engagement.
Using a 5/64 hex wrench I want you to slowly turn this screw clockwise until the rifle fires.
Now turn it counter clockwise one flat of the wrench or 1/16 of a turn.
Lock down the nut, but keep the wrench in the screw so it doesn’t move.

Over Travel (follow through):
With the rifle in the cocked position turn the middle screw, as marked above, clockwise until it stops and then slowly turn it counter clockwise about 1/8 of a turn.
Lock the nut down with the wrench in the screw so it doesn’t move.

Pull weight:
The pull weight screw is adjusted by the top screw with the nut on it.
To adjust your pull weight you will loosen the nut and using a 5/64 hex wrench, turn the screw clockwise to increase the pull weight; or counter clockwise to decrease your pull weight.
The pull weight adjustment works by the screw pressing against a spring which in turn presses against the trigger. As you turn it clockwise (pushing the screw further into the housing) the screw compresses the spring and the pull weight goes up. AS you back out the screw (counter clockwise) the pull weight drops lower.

Tech Guide Downloads

Sportsman Adjustment Instructions.pdf


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by Jason McKinney
on 12/12/2014
from United States
Installed on a sporterized 1903 Springfield
The trigger is a great addition to my 1903.  However, there is still some creep on trigger take-up before the sear break.  This might be able to be adjusted out somewhat, but it is likely a purpose-designed safety feature given the broad tolerances (various rifles) this trigger is advertised to work with.  And that's ok.  It's still a decent 3 to 4 pound pull compared to original 8 to 10 pound triggers from the 30s and 40s.  It's worth buying if you hunt a lot or target shoot.
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This trigger works with these rifles:

  • M1903 (Modified) (1941–1942)
  • M1903 Air Service (1918)
  • M1903 Bullpup M1903
  • M1903 Bushmaster carbine (1940s)
  • M1903 Mark I (1918–1920)
  • M1903 NM (1921–1940)
  • M1903 NRA
  • M1903 with 'scant' stock (1942)
  • M1903A1 (1929–1939)
  • M1903A2 (1930s–1940s)
  • M1903A3 (1942–1944)
  • M1903A4 (1942)
  • M2 22 (22 Caliber training version of S03A3)
  • Springfield S03A3 Rifles

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What Is Trigger Pull weight?

Pull weight is the amount of pressure, in ounces or pounds, required to fire the trigger. Or in other words, how hard you have to squeeze the trigger to shoot your rifle. Timney Trigger experts at our Phoenix, Arizona plant hand-test every trigger in its intended action and then set the pull weight at our factory standard, 3 lbs.

If you prefer a different pull weight you simply select it from the drop down above and your Timney Trigger will be customized to your preference.

The #1 reason to replace your factory trigger with a Timney is accuracy. A lighter, crisper, more consistent trigger pull will make you more accurate with your firearm.

Below is a guide for pull weight selection:

2-2.5 pounds

Light trigger pull weights are great for people shooting lighter weight rifles as they can help keep you on target during the shot. Also common weights for target shooting from a bench.

3-3.5 pounds

By far the most common trigger pull weights -this is great for virtually all applications including target shooting, hunting and 3-gun competitions.

4.0 pounds+

Heavy trigger pull weights are good for cold weather hunting or applications where you may be shooting with gloves on.