Bobbed hammer on "J" frame S&W

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    Bobbed hammer on "J" frame S&W

    Will bobbing a hammer increase the likelyhood of a missfire due to a light primer strike? What are your experiences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by micky mouse View Post
    Will bobbing a hammer increase the likelyhood of a missfire due to a light primer strike? What are your experiences?
    No, it shouldn't. The one I have works fine with the hammer bobed.
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    IF a J-frame IS having light primer strikes, it will be due to a weakened mainspring, not a bobbed hammer.

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    My Bobbed J frame has never misfired after 10,000 rounds or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta Force View Post
    My Bobbed J frame has never misfired after 10,000 rounds or so.
    That's a lot of rounds for a J-frame. Is yours an all steel or an alloy gun?
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    no it will not. i have a bobbed hammer on my model 36 and model 60. they are factory bobbed hammer that i put in myself.
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    Just don't get dumb and try to cut coils on the mainspring. I bobbed my hammer and replaced the mainspring and trigger return spring with a Wolff reduced power spring kit. 100% so far, with a nice, long, light pull.

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    It has not been an issue on any on my J frames
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    Quote Originally Posted by micky mouse View Post
    Will bobbing a hammer increase the likelyhood of a missfire due to a light primer strike? What are your experiences?
    No, they won't. S&W actually offered the "bobbed" hammer on selected models and also offered them through their service department.

    The 36 has the bobbed hammer from the factory, the hammer on the 60, I bought through their parts dept.
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    Never owned a bobbed hammer Smith, but do have a 638 with the shrouded hammer--no probs at all. Used to be the prefered carry gun for the wife,(war dept). It now lives in my tackle box.

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    S&W 37-2, DAO.


    Fine EDC. Put a set of CT Laser grips and one is good to go

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    I bobbed the hammer on my speed six, goes bang
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