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AMT Backup hammer question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by firesky101, Oct 13, 2012.

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  1. firesky101

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    So my dad brought me his AMT Backup .380 single action as it stopped functioning. I tore it down. These things are a major pain in the posterior BTW to take apart. The cause of the issue is the hammer separated into 3 pieces. Numrich has the old style hammer in stock, but not the new style. The only difference I can see between them is the new style has an open hook to go around the hammer pin, and the old style has a closed loop. Anybody have any experience with these? should I be able to substitute the old style, or do I need to start chasing a new style down?
     
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    Oh!

    Nevermind!

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    so... anybody got one of these hanging around? I have turned up zilch for the new style hammer online. I guess I will just order the old style and hope it fits.
     
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    for future reference, to anyone who stumbles across this thread. The old style hammers, and the new style will not interchange between guns. I have to remove about 1/16" of material from one side, and make a cut in order to get the mainspring to go in.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.:)
     
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