Have You Ever Heard..........


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Ala Dan
July 27, 2003, 07:04 PM
of a revolver being dropped from a distance
of 4 or 4.5 feet onto a concrete surface,and the
hammer being bent?:uhoh: Well, a friend to mine
stated that he had just returned home from the
laundry mat with a load of clothes; and while he
was approaching his concrete front poarch, his
Smith & Wesson 4" barrel model 65 slipped from
atop the clothes* and landed on its hammer:rolleyes:
resulting in a bent hammer.:(

*Very bad decision on his part, to place his weapon
on top of his clothes in a flimsy clothes basket.

The weapon in question was returned to his local
dealer for repairs, to the tune of $79.00. I could
possibly understand the spur being bent; but the
whole hammer?

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life member

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Blueduck
July 27, 2003, 07:38 PM
4 feet onto concrete, guess it hit just right or wrong that it is ;) Don't think it would take much of a bend at all to cause a problem tough...

10-Ring
July 27, 2003, 09:50 PM
That's why they call them 'freak' accidents. At least it was easily fixed.

dfariswheel
July 27, 2003, 10:24 PM
That's unusual. In most cases, either the hammer breaks, or the hammer pin in the frame breaks.
I don't think I've ever seen a BENT hammer on either a Colt or S&W. Lots of chipped and broken ones, but no bends.

Mike Irwin
July 27, 2003, 11:58 PM
That's hard, but not impossible, to believe.

Normally, with the hammer at rest, the spur is broken off.

If the hammer is cocked and this happens, a bunch of things can happen:

The hammer can be bent or broken

The sideplate can be warped.

The hammer pivot pin can be bent.

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