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Old October 15, 2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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New fancy shmancy gizmo for single action hunting

Problem: Cocking a hammer can get you busted.

Solution: My new patented gizmo for safe silent hunting!



I started by trying to make something out of wood. As I was filing away I saw an old cork laying on my work bench. I tried smushing it into the hammer and what did you know? It fit snugly! Yup. So now I can rest it somewhere in my stand, fully cocked and I'll have an extra layer of protection that won't make a noise to disable.

Now, I wouldn't start juggling it or anything crazy like that, but it might be a wee bit safer.
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Old October 15, 2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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wouldnt it be possible that it would transfer the energy to the firing pin if the hammer was struck hard enough? Not talking bout transfer bars and such just since it seems to be resting on where the hammer would strike?
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Old October 15, 2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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wouldnt it be possible that it would transfer the energy to the firing pin if the hammer was struck hard enough? Not talking bout transfer bars and such just since it seems to be resting on where the hammer would strike?
The cork is very soft and when it's jammed in there, there's no hammer movement when the trigger is pulled.

Maybe I'll find a better method, but for now this is the best I can come up with.
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Old October 15, 2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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Old October 17, 2013, 07:21 PM   #5
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So now I can rest it somewhere in my stand, fully cocked and I'll have an extra layer of protection that won't make a noise to disable.

FWIW, I would never let a cocked revolver out of my hands.

I've always stood on deer stand with a cocked revolver, the thumb of my off hand betwixt hammer & FP/frame until the shot.



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Old October 17, 2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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I've caught a lot of flak for saying this, but I've cocked the hammer then let it down to half-cock.

When a shot presents itself I press the trigger lightly and cock the hammer to full cock, then release the trigger. I don't use a tree stand, and there is very little likelihood I'll drop my gun.

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Old October 17, 2013, 08:33 PM   #7
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I leave the hammer down until I see game. I always figure if I don't get that animal, it's because somebody else needs the meat more than I do.
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Old October 18, 2013, 10:44 PM   #8
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Right or wrong, good or bad, I carry my 44 Mag for deer with the hammer down on an empty cylinder.
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Old October 19, 2013, 07:56 AM   #9
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Maybe a string around the grip and over the hammer that could be slipped off would work better???
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Old October 19, 2013, 08:11 AM   #10
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I like it!
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