Bobbing hammer on model 60

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    Bobbing hammer on model 60

    I have a S&W model 60, 38 special with a 2" bbl. I'd like to bob the hammer on it but have heard that it may affect the performance. Any input? Thanks.
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    You are only going to remove a small amount of weight. If your gun is marginal in reliability with a few coils clipped off of the mainspring and rebound spring it might make it less reliable. In a properly functioning gun, it's not an issue.

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    no affects. been there, done that, got the t-shirt. i bobbed the hammer on my model 36 it has never had any problem. i also bobbed the hammer on my model 60. it has never given me any problems. s&w sells a bobed hammer for their guns. you can sometimes pickup them up on e-bay and other sites. that is the easy way to go. buy the factory bobbed hammer and just drop it in. nothing else to do. on my model 36 i cut the hammer myself and on the model 60 i got a factory bobbed and dropped it in. you do not have to do anything, just drop one in. no springs to cut,,, nothing.
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    No problem. Go For It.
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    Finish on a grinder or belt sander. Do a little then STOP! - allow your hammer to cool...then do some more.
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    Is bobbing a hammer a do it yourself kind of thing? I have a Mod 85 I would love to do that with. (truck gun)
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    I was going to suggest you consider a Waller hammer shroud, but I cannot find their website. Perhaps they have gone out of business?
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    Young man: I have an older model model 60 that I cut the hammer spur off of. I did it before hammerless was so sought after. Anyway watch how much you cut off because you will use a fine emery sandpaper to smooth it out and roll the edges. It is a heavy pistol, with ammo, so really be sure you want to do it.

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