Posted by Angelo Foglietta on October 5, 2019, 12:34 pm
I have a pretty basic question. I made the mistake of removing the forend from my newly restored 20 gauge Smith without having the gun cocked. I know this is a no no. I do have the Smith tool that was sold on this website awhile ago and I have looked at the illustration on this website about how to use it to cock the hammers but the actual method for doing it isn't adequately explained IMO. Do I simply force each side down with brute force using one side as a fulcrum against the other or is there a method for doing this maneuver? Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Posted by Dan Wildhaber on October 5, 2019, 3:04 pm, in reply to "Question"
Yes, precisely. A small wrench can also be used for the same purpose.
Posted by Angelo Foglietta on October 5, 2019, 10:12 pm, in reply to "Question"
Thanks for your response Dan. I did turn it until it went down and wonder of wonders (for me) it worked. The gun is all together and works fine. Thanks again for your help.
Posted by jay baskette on October 18, 2019, 2:35 pm, in reply to "Re: Question"
The holes in the tool will line up with the pins, curved side down. you will exert the force necesary to cock the hammer.