Bountyhunter· Site Founder
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Well I took the new BH to the range today and loaded up. When I pulled the trigger there was no bang. There is supposed to be a bang when the trigger is pulled and there are 6 cartridges in the gun right? So I re-cock and pull the trigger again. Nothing. WTF? I then unload and start to fool with it trying to see what the problem is. The firing pin isn't coming out far enough to strike the primer. Ok I just put a new SBH hammer in it and didn't think to check that. I've never had to deal with that before. They've always just gone in and fired fine. I brought it home and filed the top of the hammer down a bit so that the transfer bar will send the pin out far enough to fire. Then I popped 6 primers into 6 cases and fired them blank. The primers backed out and jammed up the gun tighter than a nuns @$$!! I had to pull out the cylinder pin and force the cylinder out to unjam it. This happened 4 times. Yes I know most people would haver stopped after the first 2, but I pride myself on being 1 part foolish and 2 parts reckless. Is it common for the primers to back out and jam things up when they are fired without a bullet in the case? How often does a hammer have to be filed in order for it to work after being installed? :?