First time hammer swap

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NightSailor

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These are addictive guns. I can resist them. I like the idea of extras because I may send a few off for engraving.

Note the new hammer. This hammer swap took me a while. It was my first time. I had difficult getting the trigger pin out and didn’t want to mar the frame. I figured it out. My Lyman took kit came in handy as I used four different punches and two different screw drivers.

My first pair of 5.5” new vaqueros came with these hammers, which is why I bought them, and I plan to switch all of mine over for identical feel. I have five at the moment—two 7.5” to do. I’ll make someone happy when I die as they will all be perfect.

I thought it best to get it completed as I found the Blackhawk hammer in a plastic bag in my puppies mouth. What’cha got there? Whoa your horses! Give me that!

I ordered two of these hammers and one is still missing. I have two more to do as a friend sold me a 7.5” new vaquero for $725 with shipping. So I have an old and a new vaquero in 7.5”. Cool. I can shoot heavy loads if I go to bear country.

So since I’m missing a hammer I just ordered two more SBH hammers off Brownelll’s to finish those off and still hope the other hammer turns up as it will go on a 3.5” barrel birdshead someday.

The price for the hammers went up. They arenow $33 each. I don’t recall what I paid for the last ones. 20 something. They are in stock at Brownells if you are interested.

I’ll post a video of the next hammer swap I do. I expect I can now do the swap in 10-15 minutes.
 

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Onty

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I like those hammer spurs on Harton's ROA, and was always puzzled why Ruger doesn't make something similar on their DA revolvers.

I wanted 44 Magnum Bisley, stainless, with fluted cylinder, and the only way to have it was to get stainless Bisley Vaquero and stainless SBH with 5.5" barrel, and swap parts. What's left was Vaquero with SBH hammer. I didn't need it so I contacted dealer in Thunder Bay. He said "bring it for consignment" and I did, worrying that it will take a long time to sell such odd revolver. It was sold in few days! Later on I learned that one very popular upgrade on cowboy shooting revolvers is to install SBH hammer on Vaquero.

Talking about low hammer, if you ever see Webley WG, especially with birdhead grip, take it in your hand. You will be amazed with ergonomics of that revolver:

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NightSailor

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I like those hammer spurs on Harton's ROA, and was always puzzled why Ruger doesn't make something similar on their DA revolvers.

I wanted 44 Magnum Bisley, stainless, with fluted cylinder, and the only way to have it was to get stainless Bisley Vaquero and stainless SBH with 5.5" barrel, and swap parts. What's left was Vaquero with SBH hammer. I didn't need it so I contacted dealer in Thunder Bay. He said "bring it for consignment" and I did, worrying that it will take a long time to sell such odd revolver. It was sold in few days! Later on I learned that one very popular upgrade on cowboy shooting revolvers is to install SBH hammer on Vaquero.
You can't leave us hanging. Post some pictures of your 44 Mag Bisley!
 
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