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Old January 26, 2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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26.5 MM Flare Gun?

I just bought a Polish? surplus military flare gun; aka H&K knockoff. The hammer remains in 1/4 open position (firing pin visible). If I pull the trigger and push the hammer with my thumb, the firing pin would strike the primer. If I cock the hammer and then pull the trigger (dry fire), it doesn't seem the the pin would extend to the primer. My question to anyone that has one-is it normal for the hammer to rest in the 1/4 open position with the pin fully visible? Thanks for any help!
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Old January 29, 2013, 11:59 AM   #2
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Nobody own one of these? Thanks again for any help!
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Old January 29, 2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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see below post
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Old January 29, 2013, 12:20 PM   #4
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Mine has a "rebounding hammer" hold something like a pencil eraser against the firing pin, pull the trigger and see if there is a mark on the eraser. They also make inserts for 12gauge flares, .45 Colt, and .22LR.
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Old January 30, 2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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Thanks! That's a good name for what it does. I saw that it works as you said-now for the nerve to pull the hammer on a 410 ga shell.

PS: I have the insert for the flare gun.
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