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Old December 29, 2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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1858 safety notch query

I picked up a Euroarms 1858 recently and it looks almost new. Appears never fired. Whilst I was fooling around with it I noticed the hammer would not engage the safety notch between caps. I removed the cylinder and slipped onto the cocked hammer and it fits fine. It appears that the lower portion of the hammer face is touching the cylinder below the notch. In other words the notch appears too small. The hammer appears to drop onto the nipples correctly. Anyone ever seen this before? I do not think this will interfere with the firing of the gun but wanted to check with you veterans first. Since I will not be carrying it around loaded the safety really does not matter but shooting it is another issue. Maybe this pic will help describe the situation better.

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