Question about hammer mounted firing pins on Smiths......

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  1. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    I've just noticed that the hammer mounted firing pins on all my Smiths are spring loaded......except the model 60. Is this supposed to have a spring? Missing, broken, or never had one?

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    No spring, at least on the old ones.
     

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    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    My model 60 doesn't have a spring there.

    There is a small spring inside the hammer to hold the transfer bar in position on the frame-mounted FP guns.
     
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    No transfer bar on a Smith.
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  5. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    How old are we talking about M2?

    My model 60 is a no-dash and a couple of model 28s have the spring, and were made approx the same time. I'm just wondering if my m60 is supposed to have the spring, and for whatever reason, doesn't. I bought it used, so it might have had the spring at one time......

    I have a few other Smiths, but nothing older than the two M28's and the M60.

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    Some do, some don't.
    Don't worry about it.
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  7. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    No worry......just wondering. :supergrin:

    I've had the M60 for about 20years and it's always worked perfectly. I'm just curious as to the reasons why the spring was used. I'm sure the answer to that boils down to more than "some do and some don't".......:faint:

    Since I have Smiths made at the same time that do and don't have the spring, then it seems the reasoning is probably more than just a universal change in S.O.P.......

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    I bought it so long ago I don't remember when. It's a no dash number, if the later Model 60 has dash numbers.
     
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    Just one of the great mysteries of the universe.
    I never worried about it & not knowing the answer hasn't kept me up nights. :)
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