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Old 05-16-2018, 10:26 AM
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Is there a difference between triggers on Centennials (eg, 40, 642, 442) as compared to Body Guards (eg, 49, 38, 649) and Chief's Specials (eg, 36, 37).

Does the factory deliberately make the triggers heavier on the Centennial models? Are the BG's the same as the Chiefs?

I realize there are differences between different examples of a specific model based on the luck of the draw.

But are there intentional designed-in differences?
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In my experience, other than the individual variables due to fitting that you mentioned, they are the same. The "newer" PC built models I have worked on have a slightly lighter rebound/mainspring combination installed.
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My experience is the same w/the exception of a Model 37 I p/u not long ago. This gun has the best stock (I think) trigger of any J frame I’ve ever owned, but its history is unknown. I use it for range practice in lieu of my 340PD to save my hands.
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I'm not the first owner of my 1990 640 no dash and don't know its history, but its trigger pull is very smooth and at least the equal of the DA trigger of any DA/SA J-frame I've owned or shot. I haven't measured it, but I estimate it's about nine to ten pounds.
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I own or have owned 2 M60's, a M49, a M31, a M638-3, a M640, a M642-1 and a M642-2. None had a great trigger pull from the factory but were ok. All smoothed out with use and light action work. Bottom line all had about the same trigger pull.
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I have a Centennial, a model 40, and a 442. The 442 trigger is a bit lighter, but it's nowhere near the gun the older two are. The best shooter is the model 40; slickest grip safety, and most consistent, if somewhat heavy, trigger pull.
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