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Broken Hammer saga

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Herri32, Mar 27, 2020.

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Does anyone recognise this lock? Where can I obtain a replacement hammer or entire lock

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  1. Herri32

    Herri32 Member

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  2. .38 Special

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    What do the markings on the barrel say?
     
  3. Plastikosmd

    Plastikosmd Member

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    Wouldn’t be to hard to make a hammer (or adapt)
    Looks like a great covid hibernation project
     
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  4. Fyrstyk

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    Dixie gun works has many hammers to choose from, and some blanks that can be fabricated to fit your lock.
     
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  6. entropy

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    I'd try Track of The Wolf first, their customer service is excellent!
     
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  7. Fingers McGee

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    T o t W is where I'd start
     
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  8. merwin

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    I had that same engraving pattern on the lock of a percussion Gocher trade rifle I picked up in 1958 and the lock looked very much like yours pictured here. The gun was a composite of a Tennessee style cherry wood stock with sand-cast brass furniture. Someone also added brass inlays of thin material in common Indian shapes, including a 'pointing finger'. What you need to do is measure the distance from the center of the hammer gear to the nipple; this will be the "throw". Get Dixie on the phone and beg for help with that dimension. You might also try muzzleloaderbuilderssupply.com, they have been very helpful on a few of my projects. May the force be with you.
     
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  9. 44 Dave

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    I made a set of longer ear hammers for my SXS from Dixie "blank" hammers. 003 (Small).JPG
     
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  10. Catman42

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    thats a easy fix, find a lock of the right size from what is suggested and go to it.
     
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