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Old January 1, 2013, 12:57 PM   #18
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You still have to wonder why the safety notch wasn't machined long enough for the hammer to catch . . . why "half machine" a part?

As a follow up to my earlier post - my Piettas are machined correctly and the hammer catches. When I'm shooting at a range situation, I don't utilize the safety notches. If I'm going to carry in a holster as in a hike, I have the hammer resting on an empty chamber. That was the way I was taught 50+ years ago in regards to revolvers and old habits die hard. I even do it on my "newer" SA cartridge revolvers regardless of cross bar safeties, etc. The only revolver that I don't do that with is my Ruger LCR 357 CCW which is DA only and designed to be carried fully loaded in all five chambers.
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