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Bisley Hammer Spur Mods?
« on: April 25, 2018, 12:53:34 PM »
Has anyone done a hammer spur mode to their 58 to put it like a Bisley from Colt original or like a Ruger Bisley. I have arthritis in my right hand and sometimes it is really painful to stretch that thumb up for the hammer to cock it.  :9)
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Re: Bisley Hammer Spur Mods?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 01:05:18 PM »
You could have a gunsmith cut the spur off and reshape the hammer a little and weld the spur back on in a lower position.
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Re: Bisley Hammer Spur Mods?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 04:59:16 PM »
That's my point. Anyone else done it and what does it look like and function like?
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Re: Bisley Hammer Spur Mods?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 05:51:02 PM »
That's my point. Anyone else done it and what does it look like and function like?

I have read of a fellow, but cannot find it now, who took his 1858 hammer, heated the base of the spur with a fine torch, and
bent the hammer spur down to look and function like a bisley. If I recall corre3ctly he put the body of the hammer in a smooth jawed vice to act as a heat sink, then dropped it right into oil or water when done.

i am going over my files, i'll let you know if
a - i can find it
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b- i can find who does it.

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Re: Bisley Hammer Spur Mods?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 01:33:20 AM »
Has anyone done a hammer spur mode to their 58 to put it like a Bisley from Colt original or like a Ruger Bisley. I have arthritis in my right hand and sometimes it is really painful to stretch that thumb up for the hammer to cock it.  :9)
As the Bisley spur is wider than the hammer itself, I would have replaced the spur with a new one, silver soldered to the hammer (silver soldering would be at a temp that does not take the hardness out of the hammer itself).

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Re: Bisley Hammer Spur Mods?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 05:19:33 PM »
Uhu Len.
What´s more i think we can agree on that the originals with their case hardening are WAY tougher than the replicas.

I´ve played around with this thought a tad as far as my snubby. But in that case,mainly from a looks POW,i´d rather form a "commander" style hammer.
Ie; a closed loop.

As some of you are aware i´ve played around with CNC fabbing a hammer out of more lightweight material too. Alumec would be great for this app...
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Re: Bisley Hammer Spur Mods?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2018, 06:43:17 PM »
Uhu Len.
What´s more i think we can agree on that the originals with their case hardening are WAY tougher than the replicas.

Remington's weren't case hardened. Replicas aren't either.
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Re: Bisley Hammer Spur Mods?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2018, 05:47:15 PM »
Hammers of the originals were not?
Huh?
Then why are they tough as nails to drill into for the first surface cut or so?
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Re: Bisley Hammer Spur Mods?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2018, 09:10:46 PM »
I'm sure Hawg thought, as I did, you meant the frames being case hardened, not the hammers.