Re: Test for weak hammer springs ?? Archived Message
Posted by David Willilamson` on August 6, 2014, 5:55 pm, in reply to "Re: Test for weak hammer springs ??"
Doug, since you mentioned this is a Syracuse hammer gun, it will/should have the high hammers. Of the ones I own, it takes quite a bit of effort to cock them both (old age), indicating that the mainsprings are still strong after 125 years. |
The action on these is a bar action, meaning the mainspring is before the tumbler. The mainsprings are interchangeable, BUT NOT the stirrup, and if you mix them, you stand the chance of breaking the leg from it. The gun will not come close to cocking with the wrong stirrup. It is getting very hard to find stirrups for these guns if one breaks.
Make sure your sear spring is seated right, and that the spring is in the notch of the lock plate.