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 Post subject: Question About the Third Hammer Posisition
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:28 pm 
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I purchased a Rough Rider .22 with 4 3/4 in. barrel last month. Took it to the range recently and was pleased with the flawless function. It shot a bit to the left but I'll put a few more rounds through it and adjust my grip and sight picture before I attack the front sight with a hammer or wrench.

My question is about the hammer positions. First click moves hammer back from firing pin, second click frees cylinder for loading-unloading, third click has no real purpose, and click 4 is ready to fire. On my gun the hammer will drop when the trigger is pulled in both position 3 and position 4. Is this the way it's supposed to be?

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 Post subject: Re: Question About the Third Hammer Posisition
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Yes, with this and also with my 6.5" RR.

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 Post subject: Re: Question About the Third Hammer Posisition
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Thanks, Chihuahua, that's reassuring. I didn't try to fire it from position 3, but I see that the cylinder rotates very slightly when the hammer goes from 3 to 4. Will the gun go bang from the third click?

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As I recall, a long time ago, I only had the hammer on the third click with my 6.5" and was not aware of it and no, it didn't fire.

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 Post subject: Re: Question About the Third Hammer Posisition
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The hammer shouldn't stay at the 3rd click. its the point where the cylinder stop rises. But it's so close to the 4th click that they probably blended together.

1 The first click holds the firing pin up off the primer

2 the second drops the cyl lock, lets the cyl free spin for loading and unloading, and holds the hammer in Half ****. The hammer should not drop from a pull of the trigger but it may with a hard pull.

3 the third click raises the cyl lock.

4 and the 4th holds the hammer in the firing position.

The third and forth are so close together so that their is only a tiny bit of rotation left to take up any slack in the cyl rotation. Ever notice that on some old cheap revolvers that if you move the hammer back very slowly they don,t always lock the cylinder? But if you are firing them or working the hammer quickly it locks up every time? This is caused by wear to the ratchet system. The reason it works when fired or cocked normally is that it only takes a tiny bit of momentum to carry the cyl to its locked position. DR


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