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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ala Dan, Jul 27, 2003.

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  1. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    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
     
  2. Blueduck

    Blueduck Member

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    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...
     
  3. 10-Ring

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    That's why they call them 'freak' accidents. At least it was easily fixed.
     
  4. dfariswheel

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    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.
     
  5. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Member

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    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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