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Need help: Is my gun unsafe?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Trebor, May 28, 2004.

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  1. Trebor

    Trebor Member

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    I need some advice.

    I have a S&W M-65 that has a problem where the cocked hammer will fall if the gun butt is rapped with a brass hammer. This gun had an action job done by a gunsmith, but it is a different gunsmith that discovered the hammer fall problem. He said this means the sear engagement is incorrect and the work should be redone.

    Does this make the gun unsafe? Should I have the work redone? This is the same gun that had the bent ejector rod that caused it to be hard to open on one chamber. That was the reason I took it to the second smith in the first place.
     
  2. Delmar

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    If it were mine, I would certainly have it repaired before carry.
     
  3. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Unsafe?

    Howdy Trevor,

    If you cock the gun, it's unsafe. Unless the man who did the action job left the hammer block out of the gun, it's safe to carry, provided that you don't cock it. The double-action mode is unaffected by the botched single-action job.

    If it were mine, I'd send it to Smith & Wesson for repair or have the
    single-action capability removed completely to keep anybody from cocking
    it, and bob the hammer spur a little.

    If it's an older M-65 with the hammer mounted firing pin, and it's a 3-inch round butt model...I just might make ya an offer on it as is. Neat little carry revolver.:cool:

    Keep in mind the words of wisdom that I ripped off from a Russian policemen.

    EEZ GON! EEZ NOT SAFE! :D

    Cheers!

    Tuner
     
  4. goalkeeper91

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    Send it to Smith & Wesson ASAP! Tell them what the problem is. It will come back as good as it was when it first left the factory, maybe even better.
     
  5. RustyHammer

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    Send it to Smith & Wesson.

    Better safe than sorry.
     
  6. Quartus

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    To quote an old thread...


    Eez GON!! Eeez NOT SAFE!!!!



    Fix it. It's TOO unsafe!
     
  7. magsnubby

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    What 1911Tuner said.
     
  8. GeneC

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    The second GS is right, so you have several options, you can make the 1st GS redress the sears, have the second GS do it, send it back to S&W, who'll replace the trigger and/or the hammer, or take Tuner's advise and just bob the hammer spur to shoot DAO or sell it to him. Btw, who's hitting cocked revolvers with hammers?:what: Kiddin', almost all revolvers'll push forward with enough pressure.
     
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