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Unread 03-30-2022, 02:23 PM   #1
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Maybe this is the right time to ask those with a fishtail lever hammer gun that won't open with the right hammer cocked...

WHAT FRAME SIZE IS YOUR GUN?




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I checked my frame size and this gun is a 2 frame. The fishtail mates perfectly with the hammer profile. I played around with it and it does open with the hammer cocked but I have to tap the top of the bbls with my off hand for the bbls to pivot. I will give it a real good lube and see if that does the trick.
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No fishtail here, I keep wishing
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7 frame 8 gauge and 6 frame 10 gauge will not open with right hammer cocked. 0 frame 20 gauge does open.
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I have two hammer guns with fishtail top levers. A O frame 16 and a 1 frame 12.
The O frame 16 will open intermittently with the right hammer cocked, it is very close.
The 1 frame 12 always opens with the hammer cocked.
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Dont want to derail the survey but is it possible wear or attempts to tighten the wear have changed function despite original intent?
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Dont want to derail the survey but is it possible wear or attempts to tighten the wear have changed function despite original intent?

I would suspect that there would have been enough clearance originally been built in to the gun originally produced with the fishtail lever to have accomodated this possibility.





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16 ga 0 frame Fishtail will not open with right hammer cocked
12 ga Grade 2 1 1/2 frame straight lever will open
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My 6 frame fishtail 8ga O grade will not open with the right trigger cocked.
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12 ga, Grade 1, 1-frame, fishtail lever, always opens with right hammer cocked
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