Blackhawk won’t Cock

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GDLT31

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I have a Stainless Blackhawk in.45 Colt that I have had for years. Well all of a sudden when cocking the hammer the transfer bar comes up and hits the firing pin not allowing to fully pull the hammer back. I was wondering if someone has run into this and what was there remedy. I am pretty anal about keeping her clean. I haven’t dropped or abused her. Now I use her for a side arm when I go hunting. So if anyone has any advice it would be great.
 

rkrcpa

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Push the basepin in all the way. If that doesn't fix it check to make sure the plunger is still in the tip of the basepin.
 

Johnnu2

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rkrcpa said:
Push the basepin in all the way. If that doesn't fix it check to make sure the plunger is still in the tip of the basepin.

+1 .... this happens to me all the time.... then I remember to push that cylinder pin in all the way so that it finally hits the back of the transfer bar.

J.
 

princeout

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Also, pull the base pin, spray the spring loaded tip with cleaner, work the pin a bit, spray again, dry then lightly oil the pin. Sometimes it gums up and doesn’t push back on the transfer bar.

Tim
 

sceva

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I always wonder if these things are resolved? A (usually new) OP comes on with a question, gets multiple suggestions then we never hear from them again to find out if the suggestions worked.
 
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Usually it's always the same problem. When trying to cock the hammer, the transfer bar is hitting the firing pin preventing it from cocking. That transfer bar is pushed back to prevent that by the little pin in the cylinder bass pin.

Sometimes that pin will get stuck back in the bass pin due to dirt or oils collected in it. Just make sure the spring in that bass pin is free and allows the little pin to move freely and that solves the problem.
 

Dan in MI

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The only other time I have seen this is a "poor man's trigger" job done REALLY poorly. If you use the trigger return spring to try and help your trigger pull and get it too light you get the same results.
 

454PB

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The only other time I have seen this is a "poor man's trigger" job done REALLY poorly. If you use the trigger return spring to try and help your trigger pull and get it too light you get the same results.
That's exactly what happened to me.
 
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