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Has anyone here put a Bisley hammer in a Vaquero? How much fitting is required?

Will a free spin pawl hold up well with a lot of shooting or will it wear quickly?
 

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I know it won't drop in, but it can be made to fit without changing anything else I believe. The hammer just has to be modified. I could be wrong though.
 

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Here is some hammer pics . shows a cut down bisley hammer I like the looks
of the bisley but I found them too low , so the SBH are perfect for me .
The power free spin are super mod . If the hammer falls on you , you can
turn the cyl back and it will not skip that chamber .


 

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Thanks for the pictures, TN. I've decided that the Bisley hammer will be more work than it's worth. I'm going to drop in a SBH hammer like I did on my 357 Vaquero and put in a free spin pawl. :)
 

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There is two ways of going about fitting a Bisley hammer to a Vaquero. Either the hammer must be filed down to fit or the grip frame can be opened up a little. I have never done it, but from what I have read, it seems that grinding the hammer is the way to go, as it end up looking better than opening up the grip frame.
 

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I had the bisley hammers on 7 guns and found the SBH worked better for me .
If I would open up the frame to take the bisley's I would be replacing all those
frames , plus I sold all those hammers as drop in. I got cost of hammers plus
money for my labor when I sold them ..
 

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WHAT is the big deal about SBH hammers and why would you replace the hammer on a Vaquero or a Bisley?? I don't get it but again, I'm not a SASS shooter. Is it worth the hassle for guys like me that just occasionally plink with my Vaquero??
 

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bearclaw46 said:
WHAT is the big deal about SBH hammers and why would you replace the hammer on a Vaquero or a Bisley?? I don't get it but again, I'm not a SASS shooter. Is it worth the hassle for guys like me that just occasionally plink with my Vaquero??
If you shoot at beer cans you don't need the gun to fit you or a good trigger , but if you
shoot in a match every little improvement make a difference . I shot these two targets for
speed and to see how the 3 1/2 against 7 1/2 which handled the best . I would shoot 5 from
one gun and then pickup the other one and shoot it . It take me almost 10 sec to shoot 5
with the stock hammer . I can't reach the stock hammer without regripping gun after each
shot . I even change the grip to fit me better also .






Bounty Hunter below is why I sold the 357 for $200 profit .

 

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...not being a SA owner or shooter yet....I think they look a lot better without that hammer sticking way up there...much better.....I like the SBH height better...never saw the comparison like that....thanks!!!
 
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