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Title: Broken Hand
Post by: Niederlander on November 11, 2021, 05:17:23 PM
First time I've broken a hand in a '51 Navy (Uberti).  I've broken quite a few springs over the years, but never had a hand actually snap in two before!
Title: Re: Broken Hand
Post by: 45 Dragoon on November 11, 2021, 06:58:12 PM
Where did it break?

Mike
Title: Re: Broken Hand
Post by: Niederlander on November 11, 2021, 09:20:31 PM
Snapped off right above the pivot point. 
Title: Re: Broken Hand
Post by: Abilene on November 11, 2021, 11:35:27 PM
First time I heard of it!  Were you pulling hard on the hammer, like if the cylinder was binding?

Maybe you can just JB Weld the pieces back together.  ;D
Title: Re: Broken Hand
Post by: Niederlander on November 12, 2021, 06:26:57 AM
Nope, not binding at all.  Just decided it didn't want to play anymore!
Title: Re: Broken Hand
Post by: 45 Dragoon on November 12, 2021, 07:15:16 AM
Hmmmm .  .  .  new production ?  Stress from the cut for the spring or from the hole if a separate pin?  I've seen one with a longitudinal crack right in the center on the back side (hey!! Just realized .  .  .  musta been a buttcrack!!)!  Anyway, don't know if it was from production or my heat treat.

Mike
Title: Re: Broken Hand
Post by: Coffinmaker on November 12, 2021, 05:42:55 PM

I be some flummoxed myself.  Worked on a pile of SAs of all sorts.  Broken hand springs?  You betcha, lots of those.  Broken hand?  Nope.  Never seen one.  Just source up a new one.

Play Safe Out There
Title: Re: Broken Hand
Post by: Niederlander on November 12, 2021, 07:34:21 PM
Not really that big a surprise, considering it's me.  I've broken an M1, an M14, a Remington 870, and a Ruger Vaquero, to name a few.  I'll just put a new hand in it.  I'd never heard of one breaking, either, though I've broken hand springs over the years.  I'd installed a Ruger spring and plunger to solve that problem.
Title: Re: Broken Hand
Post by: Crow Choker on November 13, 2021, 07:29:04 AM
Not really that big a surprise, considering it's me.  I've broken an M1, an M14, a Remington 870, and a Ruger Vaquero, to name a few.  I'll just put a new hand in it.  I'd never heard of one breaking, either, though I've broken hand springs over the years.  I'd installed a Ruger spring and plunger to solve that problem.

Man yer hard on yer guns!!!!!!!!!!!  :o ;D
Title: Re: Broken Hand
Post by: Niederlander on November 13, 2021, 10:04:24 AM
I guess I am, but as a friend pointed out, mostly I just USE them a lot.  (Unfortunately, though, not as much now as in the past.)
Title: Re: Broken Hand
Post by: Niederlander on November 18, 2021, 04:32:27 PM
More of my gunsmithing "prowess".  Yesterday I adjusted the arbor and drilled the frame for the hand spring and plunger on my other '51 Uberti Navy.  Got it reassembled, everything looks good, but I notice the front sight is loose.  Pulled it out with my fingers so I could Loctite it in, and of course dropped it.  Don't think I'll ever find it back.  Oh well, I've been meaning to put dovetailed front sights on those Navy's anyway!