You might try removing the grips and soaking the revolver in a solvent like kerosene, naptha, or mineral spirits. Move the revolver around in the solvent after letting it soak for a few hours. This movement and cycling the hammer and trigger should help rinse out any grit and the gummy old oil holding it.
There is no effective way to lighten the trigger. It was intended to be 13 to 15 pounds in double action which will feel pretty stout. Cutting down the hammer spring has often been tried as a solution but is seldom if ever effective. Usually cutting down teh hammer spring results in a light hammer strike with occasional failures to fire.
I have a Sentinel Deluxe, 22 mag that has a gritty trigger.It has had VERY little use, pretty much mint. What can be done, other than shooting it a lot, to smooth or lighten the trigger ( it's my... more
Sentinel Deluxe trigger John J. Stimson, Jr.,Wed Jun 20 09:58