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Unread 03-31-2022, 02:25 PM   #21
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I have a Grade 3 fishtail dating to 1888.

Scott, does it open with the right hammer cocked?





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Not to hijack the original intent of this thread, but since it has the attention of Fish Tail folks; Do any of you, have, had, or know of guns in grades 3 and up with fishtails? I do not recall ever seeing one.
To legitimize my post, I have had many top lever 16ga guns (0 frame), and do not recall any which would not open with the right hammer cocked. My only TL 12 with a fishtail would not, which doesn't make sense, as the wider the frame, the further the hammer is to the right, seemingly making it More likely to open.
I have a grade 3 #1 frame 12 from 1887 with a fishtail top lever, it opens with the hammer cocked.
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I have a Grade-4 12 gauge 1-frame that opens with the right hammer cocked and doesn’t need a fish tail lever.



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Just a thought maybe a dumb one too but I have wondered if the fishtail lever was for us left handed shooters to give a edge as its closer to the left side when we open a sxs
Being a Lefty, I can say assuredly, it's not a dumb thought.
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Two of my hammer guns open with hammer back my D grade no just a bit
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Two of my hammer guns open with hammer back my D grade no just a bit
Are they straight kever or fishtail?





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Dean,

Gun opens with right hammer cocked and fishtail touches the hammer. It is a 2 frame.
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Fishtail
16 zero frame opens with rh cocked
12 1 frame opens with rh cocked
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My #2 frame hammer gun with a fishtale lever will not open with the right hammer cocked.
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