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Help with pressure signs

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 32_d3gr33s, Apr 17, 2013.

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  1. fguffey

    fguffey Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,476 It is not up to me to decide if the hammer can ‘bounce?’

    F. Guffey

    “It is not up to me to decide if the hammer can ‘bounce?’ “

    I ask “Does the cylinder rotate when the hammer is pulled back” no one answers, deductive reasoning would indicate if the cylinder rotates when the hammer is pulled back the cylinder would rotate if the hammer was driven back. I know, no one has ever seen ‘it’ and time is not a factor;) but the hammer can be driven back when the firing pin is engaged in the primer, on rifles a hole can appear because the firing pin spring applies less pressure than the pressure inside the case/primer. again, it is one of those .7854 things.

    Out of time and two dents in the primer, then I said I would stop shooting the pistol, and again, no one answered. I know, the hammer can not fall and hit a primer unless the trigger is pulled, etc., etc..

    It caught no ones attention, but high speed cameras recording the sequence of effects of pistols being fired recorded pistols with exposed hammers falling and recovering, ‘almost’ to half cock. Then there are the primers with the pucker on one side of the dent, and again it is not for me to decide, but I would expect the ‘half moon’ crater if the cylinder started to rotate while the firing pin was engaged.

    Back to “I would not shoot that pistol”, It must be hard on the firing pin because there is nothing about the pistol/design that will tolerate going sideways, outside of the chance it is a tough pistol that is designed to protect us from ourselves.

    F. Guffey
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