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Will bobbing a hammer increase the likelyhood of a missfire due to a light primer strike? What are your experiences?
IF a J-frame IS having light primer strikes, it will be due to a weakened mainspring, not a bobbed hammer.
My Bobbed J frame has never misfired after 10,000 rounds or so.
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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.
It has not been an issue on any on my J frames
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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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Fine EDC. Put a set of CT Laser grips and one is good to go
I bobbed the hammer on my speed six, goes bang
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