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    Re: Taurus 85 Hammer

    Cheeeecharownissss.

    Oh, thank you brother for such a great breakdown!

    or was it break dance? or maybe breakin two, electric bugaloo?

    meh..thanks!!

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    Re: Taurus 85 Hammer

    If I tried that, mine would never shoot again! lol
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    Re: Taurus 85 Hammer

    chicharrones,
    Nice job.

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    Re: Taurus 85 Hammer

    looks good.

    I have heard though that if not done right, it can lower the weight of the hammer to where it can cause light primer strikes. Have you had any problems with that?

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    Re: Taurus 85 Hammer

    I haven't fired it this way yet. Probably this week.

    The weight removed is probably about 3 to 4 grams (something like 1/10 of an ounce). I read on a lot of other forums about bobbing hammers and the overall consensus of revolver owners that had bobbed the hammer is, if it fired consistently before the bob job, it fired consistently after the bob job.

    Also, Taurus makes the CH (concealed hammer) revolvers that have less hammer material than my bob job because they make the hammer flush with the frame. I'm pretty sure those revolvers work just fine. Of course, there is the possibility that Taurus installs a stiffer hammer spring on the CH series. I haven't researched that to know.

    My revolver has never had misfires or light primer strikes before this mod and I'd bet $100 that it will shoot just fine. I won't bet my life on it though, until I've had it at the range.


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    Re: Taurus 85 Hammer

    Good job, I hope it's still flawless. I've only read of a couple problems and people have been bobbing hammers for many years.
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    Re: Taurus 85 Hammer

    Hoping you got a chance to shoot it with various ammo and found it to be perfect.

    Keep us updated.

    On a side note, spoke to a smith at Scottsdale Gun Club today - they are doing 'free' action jobs on smith revolvers to promote their Smith and Wesson days over there.
    Anyway, asked him about bobbing the hammer and mentioned how I've read that less mass can cause for light strikes, etc.

    He said, it's just the opposite - it's hammer speed, not hammer mass that determines that. He said within reason...the less mass of a bobbed hammer will get up to speed quicker and have more speed than one with a spur on it. One man's perspective, but he pretty much agrees with Cheech...if you're not having light strikes PRE bob, you will not have any POST bob.

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    Re: Taurus 85 Hammer

    I had a smith bob my 85 hammer spur. He only charged me $20.00, plus a $30.00 "bench" fee. I have fired a couple dozen rounds since the surgery and have had no problems whatsoever. Sure make drawing from my pocket alot easier!
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    Re: Taurus 85 Hammer

    Chicharrones:

    Nice work on the bobbed hammer! Did you do the stippling on your Crimson Trace grips also?

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    Re: Taurus 85 Hammer

    Nice lookin' 85 bob job ya got there Dennis.

    I haven't made the time to test mine yet. I've been way too busy. Hopefully this week.

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    Bodhisattvya (wow, what a name :P),

    The stipling is standard from Crimson Trace on their bottom of the line Defender series that are polymer instead of rubber/polymer. Mine in particular is the LG-185. http://www.crimsontrace.com/Home/Pro...8/Default.aspx


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