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  • Wezel

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    Apr 9, 2010
    Deep in the Heart of Texas
    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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    Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere
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    Dec 24, 2012
    Hill County
    What I'm trying to figure out, rhetorical, is why the hell anybody would do that to such a beautiful revolver to begin with.


    Over the Rainbow bridge...
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    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    Have you tried bringing the hammer back via the trigger, then snagging it with your thumb to follow the rest of the way through?


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    Feb 19, 2015
    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.


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    Oct 15, 2009
    Lampasas, Texas
    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.


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    Mar 21, 2009
    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.

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