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Old 10-31-2019, 05:19 PM
Whit Whit is offline
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Retro Hammer for Colt Government Model

Unfortunately Iím one of those who gets bitten by the standard spur hammer and grip safety on a Colt Government Model. I recently used a Harrison retro hammer as a solution on a pistol. It works...no bite! Just wondering if there are other quality hammers on the market that work like the Harrison? If youíre familiar with another company Iíd appreciate a heads up. If you have personal experience with another brand, your impressions would be welcome. Thanks and God bless.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:40 PM
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You wonít do better than a Harrison. I had one put on a Clark Hardball built by Jim,Sr. And itís perfect.
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:00 PM
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Installing a new hammer is not a 'drop-in'. It usually needs to be fitted. You could modify your hammer with a little filing to remove some of the spur. It doesn't require a lot of the spur to remain. You can also install a beavertail grip safety when the hammer spur is shortened. Grip safeties also require fitting but aren't as crucial or difficult to install.
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:12 PM
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I concur with Harrison being the best. I have installed them on at least half a dozen 1911s. If you prefer the longer spur on a retro hammer then look at those made by cylinder and slide. They do good work as well.

https://cylinder-slide.com/Item/CS0372
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:30 PM
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Any spur hammer can be shortened to avoid bite.
I like to thin it too, to restore the proportions.
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:52 PM
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[QUOTE=Tim_B;12976858]I concur with Harrison being the best. I have installed them on at least half a dozen 1911s. If you prefer the longer spur on a retro hammer then look at those made by cylinder and slide. They do good work as well.

https://cylinder-slide.com/Item/CS0372[/QUOTE

I've seen that done with a Dremel tool with a bit of care you can do it yourself.
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:59 PM
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If you’re familiar with another company I’d appreciate a heads up.
I don't know if they would sell them, but the Dan Wesson A2 has a nice looking hammer and grip safety. https://danwessonfirearms.com/product/a2/
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