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  • Wezel

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    Several years ago I acquired a Model 66 Smith & Wesson with a 2.5 inch barrel and a bobbed-off hammer spur making it double action only. I'd now like to have that hammer replaced with a stock hammer. Does anybody have a recommendation for a pistol smith in the Hill Country or Austin that could that could do this for me?

    Anybody think this is a bad idea?
     
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    Byrd666

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    What I'm trying to figure out, rhetorical, is why the hell anybody would do that to such a beautiful revolver to begin with.
     

    ZX9RCAM

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    Have you tried bringing the hammer back via the trigger, then snagging it with your thumb to follow the rest of the way through?
     

    oldag

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    OP, replacing the trigger is not that difficult. Web search and find a parts diagram.

    Bobbed hammers on revolvers make it less likely to snag upon drawing from concealed carry. A compromise is a good half bob with nicely rounded edges.

    With a loaded gun, I would not be an advocate of using the trigger to help cock the hammer. Good way to get an ND.
     

    Dawico

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    I got a card at the gunshow last weekend for a Gunsmith in the Austin area. I will track it down and post the info.

    The girl I talked to said they work on everything but I know nothing beyond that.
     

    ray22

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    https://www.gunpartscorp .com/Manufacturers/SmithWesson-33495/Revolvers-42026/KFrameRevolvers-38382/66-2-36834.htm?page=4

    They have several, just depends on the one you need.

    Govern wisely and as little as possible~Sam Houston
     
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