overtravel


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overtravel

[¦ō·vər¦trav·əl]
(ordnance)
In machine guns, the distance the firing notch overrides the sear notch in cocking, to ensure positive engagement of the two notches.
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Not only can you adjust it to eliminate overtravel, you can adjust it to eliminate take-up as well.
Trigger pull of the Ranch Hand was crisp enough, with no perceptible "steps" and minimal overtravel.
Through the use of fully automated overtravel measuring systems this can be economically achieved.
The larger 1/8" is for overtravel and the smaller two control sear/trigger engagement and trigger spring pressure.
com) has for years been in the business of selling improved trigger connectors for docks, many of them with built-in overtravel stops.
A semi-auto trigger, in order to be safe and reliable, needs a bit of take-up and overtravel, as well as a good margin of sear engagement.
There is a chance of more screw overtravel or larger effects from nonreturn valve leakage.
trigger system, which comes factory set at 3 1/2 pounds, with minimal take-up, creep or overtravel.
The clamp has been developed to control overtravel, drifting, bouncing and reverse traveling.
Three proximity switches keep tabs on overtravel and centering.
The trigger in this rifle is Lithgow's three-lever-style module that is adjust able for trigger weight, sear engagement and overtravel.
Last in terms of technical arcana, the trigger is a precision-machined medium-length aluminum affair with an overtravel adjustment screw.