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Hammer in safety notch doesn't lock the action
August 4, 2020
7:02 am
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My 1913 vintage 16 gauge model 1897 will drop the hammer when the trigger is pulled even though the hammer is in the safety notch. I can also cycle the action when it’s in that position. Obviously, something is worn and needs to be replaced. What should I check?

August 4, 2020
2:11 pm
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Rudy,

I suggest taking it to a competent gun smith to determine what needs to be fixed or replaced.  It is impossible to diagnose a malfunctioning gun from afar (over the internet).

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August 4, 2020
6:34 pm
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A gunsmith would probably charge more than the old beater is worth. I have replaced extractors, etc., in these guns, so I am fairly familiar with them, but I’m no expert. I was hoping that someone who knows more about them than I do could suggest what may be the problem. 

August 5, 2020
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Contact your local SASS chapter… they will know who can help you with it.

Bert

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