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What is a double trigger rifle?

Answer

Wiki User
08/23/2008

If you are referring to a "SET Trigger" on a rifle. The Set Trigger releases all the normal mechanisms in the action but does not release the hammer on the rifle, but it sets up the firing trigger to act like a "Hair Trigger" just barley touch the firing trigger and the rifle goes off. It's used in hunting. It is common on black powder "Hawkins Rifles."