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Where to get info on 32cal vest pocket 5shot revolver with safety hammer patented April 5 1887?
When was the Viking 67-S 32 Cal SW pistol manufactured?
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Want to know value of 1887 revolver with no hammer and safety on trigger?
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How do you uncock a revolver?
If you have no idea what you are doing find someone else who does. First, point the gun in a safe direction. Make sure it is not pointed at any body part of yours or anyone else. Ground is best. If there is enough room between hammer and the frame place a finger of your off hand on the hammer (NOT on the frame, a falling hammer might hurt and an older one with a firing pin on it will draw blood). Hold the hammer with your thumb and pull the trigger, then let the hammer down slowly. Be careful, on some older revolvers there is no safety mechanism that prevents a shot when the trigger is not all the way back and a falling hammer will make it fire. Don't decock a revolver when your fingers are wet or greasy.
When was the time this gun madeThe American double action 38?
There were at least two models of The American .38 Revolver manufactured in the very early 1900s. I have one of each. One came to me from my Grandfather (1880-1964) and the other from an Uncle (1875-1955). One model is 'hammerless', i.e. double action only. There is an exposed hammer but without a thumb tang. There is a scoring on the hammer to facilitate pulling it back needed. This model was an ideal pocket gun - no hammer tang to hand up in the pocket. The second is both double action and single action. This hammer has a thumb tang. Neither of the guns have any safety features to prevent accidental firing. A common way would be to rest the hammer in between two cartridges, or on an empty chamber on on a fired cartridge. These were the Saturday night specials of the day. The gun's firing pin was part of the hammer and as such was not replaceable. The firing pin easily broke and the entire hammer had to be replace - obviously these guns were not for target practice. As an FYI, my Grandfather and Uncle lived in the deep South during KKK days.
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Do pre 64 Winchester model 94 rifles not have safeties?
the model 1894 winchesters of that time did not have what you would consider a mechanical safety,( a button or wing type safety) there safety was a half cock,that is once a round was levered into the breech and the hammer was all the way back you had to safely hold on to the hammer with your finger hand squeeze the trigger to ease the hammer forward then thumb the hammer back until it clicked in the half cock position.
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Does a colt series 90-380 pony have a safety?
The Colt Pony Series 90 has no safety because it is not deemed necessary. The .380 caliber pistol is what is called a double action auto. That is to say the first squeeze of the trigger both cocks and drops the hammer in the same manner as a revolver. Because the first squeeze also cocks the hammer, it has a long pull (the distance the trigger travels backwards), and it is highly unlikely that such a long pull could be made accidentally.