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01-09-2009, 10:50 AM
Hi all - just bought a single action 1873 Uberti Cattleman; looks great, but have a questions about the safety; after engaging the safety (pulling back on the hammer 1/4 of the way), I can't disengage the safety. I've been able to pull back further on the hammer to make the cylinder turn, but the hammer will only stay in that one position (safety).
How do I return the hammer back to resting?
01-09-2009, 11:16 AM
when you pull the hammer right back
keep the trigger pulled and release
the hammer down keeping your thumb on it
make sure you keep the trigger pulled all the
time. If that dont work im puzzled.
01-09-2009, 01:21 PM
hmmmm.. See if your cylinder pin is pushed too far in, and is jammng into the hammer internals... The pin has two or three set positions and can also act as a "safety" by keeping the hammer from falling all the way onto the cartridge. The manual describes this function...
01-09-2009, 01:33 PM
This is great information - thanks for posting....I'll give these ideas a try when I get home!
01-10-2009, 04:03 PM
Hey Walker, Ken, your advice worked like a charm. The hammer is at resting position, and the cylinder pin has been pulled out.
Question: What position should the cylinder pin be in when shooting/pulling the hammer all the way back? The reason I ask is that when I try to pull the hammer all of the way back (unloaded, of course), it only goes so far - not even half-way back. I'm guessing I'm doing something wrong again.
All I want to do is pull the hammer all the way back and pull the trigger to ensure that it will, in fact, fire when it is loaded.
Thanks again, Steve
01-12-2009, 12:33 PM
I am having trouble following you in the written description of your problem. Maybe try the pin in each position and see what you come up with. Other than that, I would suggest that you go back to the place you bought it from--- or go to a local gunshop and show them the problem you are having...
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