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Old July 30, 2011, 09:00 AM   #2
Chuck Dye
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Join Date: June 28, 2002
Location: Oregon-The wet side.
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Have you shot the gun since it was reassembled by the 'smith? If I read correctly, the hammer is following the slide on return to battery. That is certainly not a design feature and absolutely not the way my 1903 handles. Such a fault might lead to a failure to fire in a loaded gun, but could well lead to a full auto emptying of the gun. I think it prudent to get the gun running normally without ammo before you shoot it. A different 'smith is probably in order, too.

The owner's manual may be found at, also at Not hugely helpful, but a start.
Gee, I'd love to see your data!

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