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Unread 03-31-2022, 08:58 AM   #11
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My 1888, 12 gauge, 1-frame, grade 2, fishtail hammer gun opens every time with the hammer cocked or not.
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Unread 03-31-2022, 09:36 AM   #12
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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.
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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
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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.

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I have a grade 3 and grade 4 both with fishtail top levers. They are both 1905 guns.
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Edgar,
I have a grade 3 and grade 4 both with fishtail top levers. They are both 1905 guns.

Wayne, are they both hammer guns and do they both open with the right hammer cocked?

That would be in keeping with the original question posed in this thread.





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Dean,
Both guns were mentioned in my first post keeping with the original question posed.
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This 'Ex Libris Dean Romig' 16 gauge 0-frame Grade 1 opens easily with the right hammer cocked.



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Here's another 0-frame Grade 1 16 gauge that also opend 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 fishtail dating to 1888.
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Yet another 0-frame 16 gauge Grade-1 that opens with the right hammer cocked.



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