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Ruger No. 1 Trigger By Frank Zika
Apr 17th, 2012 at 11:40am
 
My understanding is that Frank Zika is in the process of bringing a replacement trigger for the Ruger N0.1 and No. 3 to fruition.  I am interested in this project, which I believe is just one of his many well designed and received projects.

I presently am making do with the Moyer after-market triggers, but look forward to the opportunity to the benefit/s to be found with Frank's effort.

Does anyone wish to comment on Frank's effort and progress todate?  Laurie Gapko was kind enough to tell on Frank's progress sometime last Fall and perhaps could again give an up-date on the trigger project.  Thanks much.
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Reply #1 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 1:27pm
 
Ditto? Wink  got 2 or 3 rugers that would benefit from it.
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Reply #2 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 4:54pm
 
Hello, creedmoormatch...This is strange news..back about 1996, I had Frank fit his speed hammer & trigger to a Ruger No.1
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Reply #3 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 7:21pm
 
Hi  22 5 40

I have purchased and installed the Zika lightest weight competition hammers (they come in two weight ranges), and they now come with a corresponding main spring, but am unaware that Frank ever had an adjustable (3 screw) trigger on the market prior to this time.

Is your Zika trigger cast steel, or rather an alloy of aluminium?  I am under the impression that the "new" Zika trigger will replicate the very early S. Ruger triggers from 1970's, i.e., fully adjustable and cast steel.





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Reply #4 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 7:54pm
 
Oops! sorry..I forgot Frank did  work on that to bring weight down..not adjustable..Yes it's steel.
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Reply #5 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 8:28pm
 
I ask Frank about this at every match he attends.  He made a few prototypes a couple years ago and he has been working, as he has time, on refining the trigger for production.  He has a lot of irons in the fire with his regular production work and the stuff he makes for Brownells. 

This new trigger will be a drop in replacement, like the hammers, that can be removed and the original one put back in with no alteration of any of the factory parts.  It will not be a super light offhand set trigger,  probably something adjustable down to two pounds or so
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Reply #6 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 8:35pm
 
I would sure like to see a quality fully adjustable trigger brought out, I have five Rugers. One has a Kepplinger another a Moyer, love the Kepplinger but they are too pricy to put on all the rifles. The rifle with the Kepplinger has Frank's light weight target hammer and is a dream to shoot. A good trigger at a reasonable price should have a good market appeal.


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Reply #7 - Apr 17th, 2012 at 10:39pm
 
Frank is working on several other projects but plans to get to the Ruger trigger in the near future. Other things have come up but having had the prototype for several years it is very much better than anything else out there. I would guess it will not be cheap but a good trigger is a great aid to good shooting. When I know more I will report back.
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Reply #8 - Apr 18th, 2012 at 6:42am
 

Hi Laurie:

I was hoping you would drop by with an up-date on the Zika Ruger falling block triggers.

All good things come at their own time, so we are "making do" until then.  Would your guess be that when the triggers are ready to sell, that they will be sold by Brownells?  That seems to be logical!
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Reply #9 - Apr 18th, 2012 at 12:11pm
 
Since Brownells has discontinued Frank's hammers, it's very unlikely that they would pick up his triggers when they become available. 

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Reply #10 - Apr 23rd, 2012 at 11:42am
 
38_Cal wrote on Apr 18th, 2012 at 12:11pm:
Since Brownells has discontinued Frank's hammers, it's very unlikely that they would pick up his triggers when they become available. 
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David,
I don't think Brownells discontinued Frank's hammers, I think Frank discontinued them.

I've had 25 hammers on order for over six months now, have called at least once a month and I cant even get him to give me a call back.

  Left messages on his machine asking what 25 standard speed hammers would cost and when he would want me to send the check, never got a call back. I couldn't wait any longer so had to move on and do my own.

I would still like to use Franks hammers and would do so as making my own is very time consuming but I have to do what I have to do.

He must be a very, very, busy man.
I wish he at least had time to return calls to let people know that maybe he no longer makes the hammers.

Or maybe he still makes them but no one seems to know who he makes them for.

Anyone know who has a supply of speed hammers,  can still use 10 or 15 of them.
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  H. M. Pope
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Reply #11 - Apr 23rd, 2012 at 1:33pm
 
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Reply #12 - Apr 23rd, 2012 at 4:37pm
 
Thanks for the Info John.
I talked to E. A. Brown and he cant fill my order as he only has a hand full and has no idea when or if he will get any more.
  I've called everyone I know that's in the business but no luck.
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Reply #13 - Apr 23rd, 2012 at 7:57pm
 
I'm sure he would return your calls if he knew Harry Pope was calling.
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Reply #14 - Apr 24th, 2012 at 8:52am
 
MT Chambers wrote on Apr 23rd, 2012 at 7:57pm:
I'm sure he would return your calls if he knew Harry Pope was calling.


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