from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In mech., to travel farther than is necessary to do a certain act or perform a definite function.


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  • I wanted it glass bedded, recrowned with a recessed target crown on an 11 degree angle and a trigger job to remove creep and overtravel and set the weight at 2 pounds even.

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  • The 504's trigger comes with a 4-pound pull that can be adjusted lighter by a Remington representative and is equipped with screw adjustments for sear engagement, pull weight and overtravel.

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  • Under an unwise or indolent herder the sheep going on an unaccustomed trail will overtravel and underfeed, until in the midst of good pasture they starve upon their feet.

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  • And in the fourteenth hour, I perceived that I did be like to overtravel the Maid, though I made alway to have a less speed than did be natural unto me.

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  • During plunge grinding and reciprocating grinding, the overtravel and the time for table reverse are reduced.

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  • I felt that the striker release was severe and offered a glitch in the action that was hard to ignore, and there was a lot of overtravel.


  • The redesigned trigger reduces overtravel and increases trigger control, making quick follow-up shots easier.


  • For a donation of $50, I'll do a trigger job and add an overtravel stop.

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  • He’d changed out the Remington trigger for a Jewell that gave 5965321 a five-ounce pull without creep or overtravel.

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