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    Posted: September 16 2012 at 6:49pm
I know it's not an Enfield, but I have an Eddystone P14 .303 in military configuration, and the trigger is pretty bad.

The second pressure doesn't break cleanly, there is quite a bit of movement before it fires.

My Eddystone M17 in 303-25 has a similar problem, but being a sporter, I can put in an after market trigger.

The P14 will be kept in original condition, but I was wondering if the trigger can be improved yet still keep the rifle in "as issued" condition?
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Often a little polishing of the sear and assoicated components, can improve things radically. A Dremel, jewellers rouge, and some arkansas stone will do the job.
I would suggest checking the associated parts through a magnifying glass first to se eif there any nasty edges and rough spots.
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Addley Precision Inc. has a smith-less scope mount for the M1917 they have been making mounts for the Lee-Enfields for a while now I have one for my no.4 its really Nice and rigid. they have the M1917 on there ebay website but not www.addleyprecision.com google M1917 or p17 scope mount and you will find them. cheers 
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You could swap out parts and se if you get a better trigger pull. Numrich and several others has parts and I'll check "The Box" tonight.

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as the original design for the Pattern 1914 was developed at enfeild i consider it a close cousin , and since the Model 1917 is a rework of the P14 to accomadate the 3006 cartrige i consider it a cousin first removed Thumbs Up
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Thanks for the replies.
 
I have done a bit of reading, and apparently the top rib on the trigger may be a bit too big, hence engaging too early and causing the nose of the sear to have too long a travel across the cocking piece during the second pressure.
 
Apparently a little stoning of the top rib should improve things, so I'm going to give it a go.
 
I will practice on the M17 first, as that trigger can be replaced, the rifle has been sporterised.
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