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Old January 20, 2014, 08:03 PM   #26
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Hi, Kerreckt,

I don't know if Rossi ever used a transfer bar, but all the ones I have seen used a hammer block safety exactly like the S&W's they copied. You can remove a hammer block safety and still fire the gun; you can't remove a transfer bar or the gun won't work.

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Old January 22, 2014, 07:01 PM   #27
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DOnt blame the gun unless you get it inspected by the factory.

either the gun was tampered with, or it was simply a case of "urban cowboy" shooting himself while practicing a fast draw technique he saw in a movie from the 1950s.
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Old January 24, 2014, 08:03 PM   #28
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I think I can safely say a baby or two has been dropped throughout the course of human history.
Yes. By idiots.
Same kind of person who will mis-handle and drop a gun.

In reality, someone who will drop a baby is a far bigger idiot.
But every year, a number of people "forget" that they left their baby in their car all day long...on a 105 degree day.

And why do people keep doing this?
Because a jury of their peers will invariably find that the parent is the victim and they "have suffered enough".
In other words, there is no consequence for their behavior, and no dis-incentive, and no deterrent to this behavior.

What you accept, you condone. Like it or not.
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Old January 24, 2014, 08:34 PM   #29
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Call me Sherlock Holmes if you will by I have a feeling that gun wasn't dropped!
I'm with you there.
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Old January 24, 2014, 08:49 PM   #30
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I'd be curious to know if the bullet entered his leg from above or below; That would tell you a lot right there.
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Old January 25, 2014, 09:29 AM   #31
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gyvel, that my first thought exactly, the entry angle of the wound.

Mechanical things do fail, so the gun may have very well went off when dropped.
If it did so, I would highly recommend the barber have the gun checked out by a competent pistol smith.

I would also advise him that trying to load the gun when things get bad may be much more difficult then he thinks.
If that's the way he wants to do it then he best practice his loading drills until he's proficient at it and might want to do the practice loading with dummy ammo.

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Old January 25, 2014, 01:33 PM   #32
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Some of the older had a bad transfer bar that did work and some time it do NOT. That is a known fact. There we other makes that had the same thing wrong with them!! GO to revolver checkout this will get you up on the older models that had the pro bin!
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Old January 26, 2014, 07:56 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by FilthyHarry View Post
Scuse me, but how do you drop a gun? Does your barber drop his scissors or his clippers at work? Does he drop his food when he is eating? If so, that's OK. BUT...

Handling a gun is serious business. You have to bear down and pay attention to the gun. Handling a gun is like handling a baby... Do you think you would drop you 5-day-old granddaughter? Hell no you wouldn't. Why? Because you'd be paying attention to the max.

I think I can safely say a baby or two has been dropped throughout the course of human history.
Lots of babies get dropped.......And I can "UNSAFELY say"...that I dropped my revolver one time.... The outcome of which convinced to never allow that to happen again.....
The gun discharged and the projectile went between my legs and lodged into the fiberglass cabinet beside me.....a pure blessing that I was not was a lesson well taken.
The weapon was a 22LR single action...I was 16 at the time.... and I will never forget it...!
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