Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 Posted April 24, 2017 Share Posted April 24, 2017 3 hours ago, Red Cent said: "The transfer bar is staying up and maintaining pressure on the firing pin, scribing a fairly good scratch on primers and casings if I pull hard enough on the hammer to get it to rotate the cylinder." "It is supposed to do that." Larsen, I thought the transfer bar "hung out" in its space connected to the trigger, no springs involved. I don't understand how the firing pin would scratch the primer. There is a piece of information missing from the OP's posts. Either he is not explaining things well or the smith did something completely bizarre. The transfer bar is an extremely loose fit in the frame. It basically flops around loose. The base pin has a spring loaded plunger in it that keeps constant rearward pressure on the transfer bar. This is necessary because when the tirgger is released the transfer bar drops below the firing pin. What can and does happen if the base pin is partially out of the frame or the plunger is missing or stuck is that the transfer bar can hit the bottom of the firing pin on its way up when the trigger is pulled and get stuck under the firing pin. When being shot slip hammered there are actually two springs pushing on te transfer bar. The base pin plunger and the firing pin spring. The firing pin spring alone can push the transfer bar back when the gun is being slip hammered. I also cannot understand how the firing pin can be dragging on the primers. The transfer bar and its relationship to the firing pin are very simple and it should take about ten seconds to verify if there is a problem. Like I said, the OP either is not explaining the problem well or the smith did something weird. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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