Trying to repair a battered old .22 Revolver.


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fatNINJA
October 28, 2004, 10:45 PM
Well a few days ago a freind of mines father shot himself.

It was accidental. And he was lucky given the fact that it was a .22 Magnum AND it only hit his arm. He is fine, FYI. And you know it was weird how that nail just managed to snag the trigger. Anyway, on to meat of my questions.

The revolver in question is a rather old number, labeled as HS 21S. The name 'Sportarms' is on the barrel. After some digging I've found that it, apparently, was made in West Germany who knows how long ago. It also has M.I.W. Germany on the barrel too. After a complete tear down and examination I've discovered that the problem is a worn out hammer. It seems that this revolver has a weird safety feature that you can just barely pull the hammer back and it latchs. The nub on the hammer that holds it in place has worn down after all these years allowing the hammer to be pulled as it was double action.

I've search and discovered that Numrich has the parts for this weapon but apparently there is a new style hammer and an old style hammer. And that's my question; does anyone know how to tell the differance?

Here's the link to the page for some referance: http://www.e-gunparts.com/productschem.asp?chrMasterModel=2570zSMALL%20FRAME

Thanks ahead of time for any help that you all can offer.

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J Miller
October 28, 2004, 11:05 PM
I don't have a clue about the hammer. However I do have a suggestion.
Take a good clear picture of it, and email it, or snail mail it to Numrich and let them compare it to the two they have.

Joe

Onmilo
October 29, 2004, 12:27 AM
Your revolver was made by the German firm of Weirauch of Zella Saint Blasi and Melrichstadt.
These guns were marketed under various trade names of which you may be most familiar with Arminius.
The firearms marketing firm Herters used the Sportarms tradename and the gun was, in all probability, sold through them in the early to mid 1960s
The revolver in question will most likely use the old style hammer.
If you explain the situation to Numrich they should allow you to order both old and new style hammers and return the uneeded one provided it is left in the original sealed clear shipping wrap.

Old Fuff
October 29, 2004, 09:54 AM
fatNINJA:

That revolver is a cheap knock-off copy of the old Colt .22 Scout. Like all revolvers based on the Colt 1873 design it is not safe to carry it with the cylinder fully loaded, or with a loaded chamber lined up with the hammer.

Tell the owner (who is very lucky) that in the future ALWAYS carry the revolver with an empty chamber in front of the hammer. It does by the way, use the old style hammer. The maker changed the safety system for obvious reasons.

Jim K
October 29, 2004, 10:03 PM
You can take a picture, make a clear drawing, or just order both hammers; you can return the one you don't use as long as you don't do anything to it.

But in all honesty, my experience is that if you fix one thing on those guns something else will go wrong; they were cheaply made, to a price. IMHO, the best route would be to toss the gun and buy a Ruger Single Six.

Jim

Standing Wolf
October 29, 2004, 10:28 PM
Take a good clear picture of it, and email it, or snail mail it to Numrich and let them compare it to the two they have.

That way, Numrich can send you two wrong parts instead of just one.

fatNINJA
October 31, 2004, 09:30 AM
Well I would have just ordered both hammers but Nurmich doesn't have any more old hammers. But I'll let the old fellow know about what you've told me.

Thanks for all your time.

Wildalaska
October 31, 2004, 02:20 PM
That way, Numrich can send you two wrong parts instead of just one.

:)

I see someone else does a lot of busiiness with them.....

WildtheydrivemecrazyAlaska

BEARMAN
October 31, 2004, 03:01 PM
Try ( www.gun-parts.com ) BOB'S GUN SHOP look under "single action western"

goon
November 4, 2004, 12:13 AM
That way, Numrich can send you two wrong parts instead of just one.

So you have bought stuff from them too? :D

More often than not though I have gotten what I ordered. I would buy from them again. They do make their mistakes right.

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