The Winchester Model 70 gun trigger assembly is genius in its simplicity and user-friendly design. And it comes straight from the unique mindset of powdered metallurgy.
Let’s take a look at the video evidence, shall we?
A Trigger Assembly Only Possible With Powder Metal
The trigger assembly was crafted by Horizon using specific powder metallurgy processes. This particular project highlights the process’ shape-making capability as well as its unique materials with special properties.
Most people think gun components center around metal injection molding as opposed to conventional powdered metal. Because conventional PM was used for the Horizon assembly, the customer was able to get high density and unique shape-making capability at a drastically reduced cost.
The cost consideration of metal injection molding vs. conventional powdered metal is important to many purchasers. In this case, conventional PM won.
How the Assembly Works
A trigger stop screw at the rear of the assembly, concealed by the stock, limits the amount of trigger overtravel. The trigger itself pivots on a pin, and most of its pull weight is determined by the trigger return spring. This makes the entire assembly very easy for the user to customize and adjust for optimal:
The trigger system for the Winchester Model 70 is as legendary as the Winchester name itself. There is a certain degree of expectation that comes with the name. It has a reputation for quality and performance, from stock to barrel. It doesn’t disappoint.
Performance & Safety
The Winchester user expects a smooth trigger action and an emphasis on performance. The Model 70 delivers that and more.
This video, “Winchester Model 70 The Rifleman’s Rifle,” (click above to view) highlights several features of the trigger assembly, starting with its construction. The three-lever trigger system is made from high-grade, stainless steel-based powdered metal. This material offers durability and stability with a clean, crisp pull. Built to last, it holds up even through repeated and frequent use, with no warping or shifting.
This assembly is fully adjustable, offering an optimal level of performance. Users looking for a smooth action and the ability to customize for comfort and increased function are in luck.
User Adjustable for Custom Control
The video “Gallery of Guns TV – Winchester Model 70 Super Grade” (click above to view) really puts the trigger under the microscope gives us a deeper understanding of its function and form. The M.O.A. Trigger System is user adjustable from 3 lbs. up to 5 lbs. Directly from the factory it weighs in at just 3.75 lbs and delivers the famous Winchester Triple Zero Advantage:
Only at Horizon
The trigger assembly is a specialty of Horizon Technology. We use powdered metal to create unique, complex components that other manufacturing processes can’t even dream of.
Powder metallurgy is a high-quality, cost-efficient process that -- with the guidance of an expert -- can produce an on-target product every time.