Hunter One Triggers
Posted by Myles on October 22, 2015, 8:34 am
I just received my November issue of The American Rifleman. In it there is an article on our beloved "Sweet Elsie's". He states that the HOT trigger was a non-selective single trigger, that fired the right side barrel first. I found this strange, being that usually the right side is the tighter choked barrel, and most hunters would prefer to fire the more open choke first. The other thing is that the HOT on my Elsie is a selective single trigger, with a small sliding lever beside the trigger that allows one to choose which barrel is fired first. This is not as user friendly as more modern selectors, but for one that wants to fire either the right , or left side barrel all the time it is a perfect option for a gun with a single trigger.
When introduced, was the HOT a non-selective trigger, or was the author miss-informed and all the HOT triggers were in fact selective triggers? If the original HOT triggers were non-selective, when were the selective HOT triggers introduced?
Although this article is an excerpt from a book, and may not be his entire article, and he praises the quality and workmanship of Elsie's, I think he could have gone into a little more depth on design and innovative features.