Turning the sear screw (small .

050 screw behind hammer) CCW will give it MORE sear engagement. If the rifle double-taps do this and it will stop that problem (per Tommy at Georgia Precision). Cleaning with lighter fluid and blow out with compressed air is the way to go!

The Jewell AR-15 Two Stage Trigger

II. second stage sear engagement. the trigger is uniquely adjustable for first stage pull weight. The second stage range is from several ounces to 3 1/2 pounds. The set screws are fitted with nylon inserts to ensure position retention after adjustment.(What follows are the original factory instructions. and overtravel. second stage pull weight. The disconnect lever (2) is retained through Its pivot hole on . GENERAL INFORMATION Designed for two-stage operation only. disconnect lever. V. and trigger are fabricated form 440-C stainless steel and are heat treated to 57 to 59 Rockwell C for long life. FEATURES The trigger is fully adjustable without removing parts after initial assembly. thereby giving a total weight of pull from about 1 1/2 pounds to over 7 pounds for the combined weight of pull. IV. OPERATION The hammer (3) and trigger (1) are retained in the lower receiver housing (4) by pins (16) and (17). and all are easily accessible from the top of the lower receiver assembly. which are illustrated with photos to facilitate the installation of this fine trigger. there is another set of my instructions. Price information is also at the end) I. RANGE OF ADJUSTMENT The first stage pull is adjustable from approximately 1 pound to 3 1/2 pounds. after they end. III. MATERIALS The hammer.

the hammer is held on its notch (7) by trigger sear (6). When properly adjusted. pull of trigger (1) reduces the engagement of (6) and (7) (first stage pull) and allows the disconnect lever to rotate to the point that its contact face (S) engages the hammer tang (9) (beginning of second stage). Releasing the trigger allows its return spring to rotate the trigger around Its pivot pin which causes the disconnect lever to release the hammer at (9) and (13). Recoil of the bolt (not shown) forces the hammer back and allows the disconnect lever to catch the hammer at (9) and (13) by compressing spring (10) with the trigger still in the pulled position. At this point the trigger sear recaptures the hammer at (6) and (7) to complete the firing cycle. Additional pull against the resistance of spring (10) allows total disengagement of (6) and (7) which releases the hammer to fire (end of second stage).a boss on the trigger. Beginning from the cocked position (as shown). .

IV Installation 1. . Ensure that the rifle has no round in the chamber and that the magazines removed! Always safety first.

Second stage sear engagement This is a true two-stage design in that full trigger sear engagement is present until final release. Pull the trigger back just far enough to detect rearward movement until the trigger returns fully forward. B. First stage pull weight A. 4. 1. First stage pull weight may be increased by moving the spring leg to a more rear ward notch in the adjustment plate to the desired weight of pull (maximum about 3 1/2 lbs. 2.2. This is the minimum pull weight of the first stage (about one pound). 8. Move long leg of trigger spring into second or third notch in adjustment plate. Remove the pistol grip (ensure that the safety selector plunger and its spring are kept). Pull trigger until resistance is felt then continue pull until hammer release. C. Remove the safety lever/cam from lower receiver. 6. 3. That travel (engagement) may be increased or decreased by turning adjustment screw 12. 7.). Locate hammer pin and trigger pin so that the grooves are visible between the inside of the receiver housing and trigged hammer parts. Ensure that the long leg of the trigger return spring is captured by the second or third notch in the adjustment plate. Drop In the first stage adjustment plate (notches inward) and finish pin installation. Install spring pin retainer so that each pin is captured. Turning the screw in (clockwise) will reduce sear . 5. The difference in trigger travel felt is second stage sear engagement. Put trigger in place with the trigger return spring. Install hammer and install pivot pin with the groove on the right side (bottom of hammer spring will stop at forward wall of housing cavity). Note: Before adjusting the trigger you should consider some means to prevent the hammer from striking the lower receiver forward of the hammer to prevent damage to the receiver. disconnect lever assembly and install pivot pin from the right side with the groove in the pivot pin on right side.

and enjoy. C. B. The hammer will not fall completely to the full fire position. D. its spring. out (counter-clockwise) will increase sear engagement. It will be stopped by the trigger at 14-15E F. Set to preference. Place the safety lever to "safe" and ensure that total trigger pull will not allow the hammer to fall. Place the safety lever to 'FIRE" and ensure that the hammer falls completely. 5. B. D. Overtravel Adjustment (Not Shown) Note: The overtravel screw is set to minimum when received to facilitate the initial settings of stage one and stage two. Continue to turn the over-travel screw out until the hammer falls totally forward. Reinstall the safety plunger. 3. Finally: Exercise caution and good judgement. Cock the hammer and reinstall the safety lever/cam. Safety Operation Note: The safety cannot be engaged or reinstalled with the hammer forward. turn the over-travel screw (counter .clockwise) until the hammer falls.engagement. 4. Thank you for choosing our product LIMITED LIABILITY AND WARRANTY . Turn screw out an additional 1/4 turn. Set to preference. and the pistol grip. Second stage weight of pull Note: The first stage pull and second stage pull are accumulative (1 + 2 = total) Turn screw 11 in (clockwise) to increase weight of pull turn out (counter . This is minimum over-travel selling. Turn the over-travel screw in (clockwise) until pulling of the trigger will not allow hammer fall with the trigger fully pulled. It is located on the forward right hand side of the trigger. While continuing to keep pull pressure on the trigger. This prevents damage to trigger parts when recocking the hammer A.clockwise) to decrease weight of pull. C.

and not limitation. Remove the pistol grip (ensure that the small safety selector plunger and its spring are kept). The following steps will be much easier if the lower receiver is clamped or secured in a vise.By way of example.Jewell Triggers guarantees that its products are free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase. separate them at this point. Use these with the factory instructions for best results Ensure that the rifle has no round in the chamber and that the magazine is removed! Remember Safety is always first. use of trade. No other warranties or liability whatsoever are either expressed or implied. If any such warranties shall be imposed by law notwithstanding this provision. STANDING AT THE RIFLE BUTT. THE MAGAZINE RELEASE IN ON THE RIGHT SIDE. This warranty specifically excludes any and all consequential or accidental damages. BE SURE YOU VIEW THE RIFLE FROM THIS POSITION WHEN READING THESE INSTRUCTIONS! . The repair or replacement of any such products(s) shall be Jewel Triggers' sole responsibility. and set the upper aside. there shall be no warranties of merchantability.. An old 20 round or 30 round magazine will also work. A piece of ¾” plywood 2 7/16”” wide by 6 inches long clamped in a vise works well. Jewell Triggers' sole liability therefor shall be the repair or replacement of any such products that are defective in materials or workmanship. Place the lower on that block/magazine. It will be easier if the upper receiver is removed from the lower during this operation. then such warranties shall be the responsibility of Jewell Triggers' Immediate buyer. The Jewell Trigger For AR-15 Type Rifles Supplementary Installation Instructions.or fitness for a particular purpose Here are the revised instructions that we use and supply with this trigger: Your comments are welcomed. at the option of Jewell Triggers. In the event of any defect in materials or workmanship.

The trigger spring end with the slight “L” shape should be under the shinny rivet head on the front left side of the trigger. The pins will be used again.1. the spring was much more difficult to install. Continue to insert the trigger pivot pin until it goes through this “P”. its spring. lube with CLP and set this aside as you will use it again. Don’t insert it all the way just yet. as well that the grove on the far right side of the pin. 2. Remove the old trigger. Put the Jewell trigger into the lower with the trigger return spring (first stage spring) on the trigger’s left side. Clean. Thoroughly clean out the lower. . 3. You should still be able to see the grove in the middle of the pin. the hammer and its spring from the lower with the appropriate drift punch. Remove the safety lever/cam from the lower receiver. into the lower receiver between the trigger assembly and the right side of the lower. clean and lube them with CLP.) 5. and most of the trigger/disconnector assembly. The disconnector lever assembly is already attached to the trigger. The pin DOES NOT go into the trigger at this time! 6. 4. by pushing the pins out. Push the pins out from right to left. Install the trigger pivot pin from the right side with the outboard groove in that pivot pin on the far right side (opposite from the way it came out!!). 7. Place the pin retaining spring with the “P” (the hairpin spring) shape pointing downward. Only insert this pin 1/8” or so into the lower. (Early Triggers did not have this ‘rivet head’. The other trigger parts should be put in a bag and set aside for storage.

the fork tool. Make sure the trigger spring is on the trigger assembly and returns the trigger when the trigger is pulled. The “P” part of the pin retaining spring should be in that grove to the right of the trigger assembly. 10. This tool is the thin piece of piano wire bent to an “L” shape with a small hook on the long end.8. When the spring leg gets to the vertical position it easier to push it aft with the other tool. Finish inserting the pivot pin through the center hole in the adjustment plate until the pin is flush with both sides of the lower. ensure that it is below the level of the hammer pivot pin hole. . A special tool has been provided to do this. Locate hammer pin and trigger pin so that the grooves are visible between the right inside surface of the receiver housing and trigger and hammer parts. (The grove should also be on the far right side) The bottom of hammer spring. particularly when the upper receiver is in place and the rifle is in the field. Grasp this tool by the “L” and use the small hook to grab the long leg of the trigger spring and reposition it as needed. Push the free end of the pin retainer spring all the way down into to forward cavity of the lower. Do NOT cock the hammer at this time! 12. Move long leg of trigger spring into the second or third notch in the adjustment plate. but the “L” tool makes is much easier. Install the hammer and hammer spring with the other pivot pin. the part with the aluminum roller on it. This can also be done with needle nose pliers or forceps. Place the first stage adjustment plate (notches facing inward) on the left side of the trigger return spring inside the lower (between the lower’s inside wall and the trigger return spring). 11. will stop against the forward wall of lower receiver cavity as you push the pin in from right to left. 9.

Check the installation by putting slight pressure on the pivot pins with your punch. your are done with the installation and ready to adjust the trigger. they shouldn’t move. they will significantly cushion the fall of the hammer.223 bore cleaning patches.13. saturate them with CLP and stuff them down into the space in front of the trigger when it is cocked. Use the “Fork Tool” (the one with the semicircular tapered end) to pry the hammer spring away from the right receiver wall thus exposing the grove in the hammer pivot pin. 14. Pull upward on the pin retaining spring until the shaped portion snaps into the grove in the hammer pin. pin the the “U” 15. Now is the time to use the other special tool. A method that works well is to take several . Trigger Adjustment Procedure . When the pin retaining spring snaps in place. Note: Before adjusting the trigger you should consider some means to prevent the hammer from striking the lower receiver forward of the hammer to prevent damage to the receiver and/ bolt stop. Reach in with the “L” tool and hook the middle of the retaining spring and pull gently upward on it while moving hammer spring away from the right wall of the receiver with fork tool. When stuffed in just right.

Ensure that the second or third notch in the adjustment plate has captured the long leg of the trigger return spring. Turning the screw in (clockwise) will reduce sear engagement. 2. Start with the adjustment in about the middle of the plate. Use the “L” tool for this adjustment. Second stage weight of pull Note: The first stage pull and second stage pull are accumulative (1st + 2nd = total) Turn screw 11 in (clockwise) with a 1/16” Allen Wrench to increase weight of pull turn out (counter .clockwise) to decrease weight of pull. Overtravel Adjustment (Not Shown) Note: The overtravel screw is set to minimum when received to facilitate the initial settings of stage one and stage two. Pull the trigger back just far enough to detect rearward movement and verify the trigger returns fully forward. Set to your preference. Second stage sear engagement This is a true two-stage design in that full trigger sear engagement is present until final release.). The difference in trigger travel felt is second stage sear engagement. Set to your preference.050 Allen wrench. out (counter-clockwise) will increase sear engagement. First stage pull weight may be increased by moving the spring leg to a more rearward notch in the adjustment plate to the desired weight of pull (maximum about 3 1/2 lbs. That travel (engagement) may be increased or decreased by turning adjustment screw (#12 in the attached drawing) with a . This is the minimum pull weight of the first stage (about one pound). Pull trigger until resistance is felt then continue pull until hammer release. 3.First stage pull weight 1. The Overtravel Adjustment Screw is located on the forward right hand .

A copy of our instructions come with each trigger.side of the trigger. We try to keep both of these versions in stock and ready to ship. I normally ship them by Priority Mail at a cost of about $7. 1. 4. Turn screw out an additional 1/4 turn. I will . Cock the hammer and reinstall the safety lever/cam. The Jewell Trigger is available for $200. Place the safety lever to "safe" and ensure that total trigger pull will not allow the hammer to fall. Continue to turn the over-travel screw out until the hammer falls totally forward. Finally: Exercise caution and good judgment. I can ship 'overnight' Express Mail for about $12. and the pistol grip. If possible measure the diameter of the trigger pin in your rifle and supply me with that information. Place the safety lever to 'FIRE” and ensure that the hammer falls completely. 4. While continuing to keep pull pressure on the trigger. This method will get it to you in about two to three days. Reinstall the safety plunger. 3. This prevents damage to trigger parts when recocking the hammer. 1. I'll need your home and shipping address. and enjoy. 3. its spring.00. it will be stopped by the trigger at 14-15E. This is minimum over-travel selling.clockwise) until the hammer falls. The price is the same for the COLT/large pin version or the milspec 'small pin' version.00 to you. its Make and Model. a home and work phone number. I also need a description of your rifle. Thank you for choosing our product. 2. Safety Operation Note: The safety cannot be engaged or reinstalled with the hammer forward. Turn the over-travel screw in (clockwise) until pulling of the trigger will not allow hammer to fall with the trigger fully pulled. The hammer will not fall completely to the full fire position. turn the over-travel screw out (counter . To place an order email me your credit card info and I will advise you of shipping arrangements. 2.

highpowerrifle. Instructions Courtesy of The High Power Riflesmith Gunsmithing for AR-15s Specializing in Accuracy Enhancements www. Please advise me before you ship your lower. I will install the trigger in your lower for the same $200 price.ship COD.com 305-606-0605 Page last updated on 8/31/01 Hit Counter revised on 8/31/01 . via UPS but I don't advise it.

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