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Old July 8, 2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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S&W M60- Replacement hammer nose

Apparently dry fire practice is hard on these J frames. Anyone have a source for a replacement hammer nose for a S&W model 60?

I tried to contact the Smith & Wesson certified repair centers but they require me to pay shipping both ways plus parts and labor. I'd rather punch the pin out and do it myself.
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Old July 8, 2014, 12:10 PM   #2
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Have you tried Brownells?

http://www.brownells.com/schematics/...n--mid111.aspx
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Old July 8, 2014, 12:56 PM   #3
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Looks like all they have are hammer nose's for the K, L, N frames but no J Frame. I just called S&W and they said they don't make that part anymore and will be hard to come by.

This Model 60 was manufactured in 1985.
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Old July 8, 2014, 01:15 PM   #4
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Ebay, baby

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smith-Wesson...item3a933e0818

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smith-Wesson...item51bfcd3f8a

take the hammer nose out and resell the hammer...who knows, you might even make money on the deal...I have come out ahead on replacing gun parts several times just like that.

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Old July 9, 2014, 12:34 PM   #5
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smith-Wesson...item3a933e0818

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smith-Wesson...item51bfcd3f8a

take the hammer nose out and resell the hammer...who knows, you might even make money on the deal...I have come out ahead on replacing gun parts several times just like that.
Thanks for the suggestion. I dont see many stainless forged hammers on Ebay but there are a few on GunBroker.

Will this one work? I kind of like the bobbed hammer for CCW carry.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=427992074

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Old July 11, 2014, 11:44 AM   #6
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Sending the weapon to S&W maybe expensive, but is probably the only practical way to fix your problem. The FP Nose also requires a hollow rivet that needs to be flared at both ends & is more than a punch out & install a new one proposition. Also, there is a chance that the dry firing damaged\loosened the bushing the FP Nose goes through & it will also need to be replaced.

Many years ago I had a similar problem with a J frame S&W. Fortunately, the old H. H. Harris Gun Shop (I think Herbie was married to one of Wesson's Grand Daughters) was local to me & had the parts & tools to complete the repair. Their advice was to never dry fire without snap caps to prevent the FP Bushing from being driven out of the frame.
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Old July 11, 2014, 08:14 PM   #7
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Your should NEVER DRY FIRE any S & W revolver with that type of hammer nose.
WITHOUT A SNAP-CAP.
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Old July 11, 2014, 08:27 PM   #8
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S&W isn't making hammernose firing pins for the older guns anymore.
They may or may not have any left, probably not.

I wouldn't count on the rivets, either.
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Old July 12, 2014, 06:18 AM   #9
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Only place I found so far is Jack First Gun Parts. $18 for the nose and $5 for the rivet... both blued so not original for the gun.
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Old July 12, 2014, 10:57 AM   #10
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First is taking up SOME of the slack on out-of-production gun parts for Colt and S&W.
They make their own, nothing will be "original", best you can hope for is "functional".

I think it was very short-sighted of S&W to drop parts like these for guns that aren't even all that old.

But- times change.
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Old July 19, 2014, 10:03 PM   #11
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I returned a circa-1968 Model 60 to S&W for action work that included hammer replacement. I was told that they did not have the correct stainless hammers anymore, so they used a slightly wider case-hardened hammer.

Turnaround time was long and they weren't the cheapest, but the work was good.

You might want to check with independent gunsmiths, too. I spoke with one at a gunshow who mentioned that he had several of the old-style stainless hammers.
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