This is a discussion on Ruger GP100 Bobbed hammer? within the Gunsmithing forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; I know ruger doesn't sell hammers for the GP100, but is there any others who sell?
The program I am going to use the revolver ...
I know ruger doesn't sell hammers for the GP100, but is there any others who sell?
The program I am going to use the revolver in has a minimum trigger weight restriction of 3 lbs. If I fine tune the DA trigger and switch to lighter springs, the SA trigger weight will be to light (they allways meassure by SA trigger weight if possible, bobbed hammer=no SA meassure).
My thoughts is to buy a bobbed hammer or if that's not possible, make one from the original hammer, but I don't want to try that if it's difficult getting a new one (just in case i botch it up).
Crowley,you can try Gun Parts Corp. www.gunpartscorp.com they are sold out now for your hammer but keep checking back. You could also try one of the auction sites. Gun Broker has alot of stuff. www.gunbroker.com Also put a want to buy in the classifieds here or with ruger forum.com
Crowley, It's pretty easy to "bob" a factory GP-100 hammer. There is a natural arc ... all you have to do is cut the spur off with a hacksaw, grind the nub flush, then smooth the surface with a fine file and 400 grit sandpaper then buff it. I've done quite a few and never bother the sear. Here's one I bobbed. I also whacked the barrel down to 2.5" and did some other stuff:
I have no problem doing it, it's just that "if" i f*** it up, I would like to know I can get a new hammer relatively easy. And since ruger don't sell hammers I am a little apprehensive, after all i'm not a metalsmith