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I am starting to accumulate parts for a 1911 project gun. Over the years I have seen a couple of variations of the spur hammer, some longer or wider than others. In particular I seem to recall an older Colt Gold Cup that had an especially graceful checkered spur hammer that was wide and rounded and not too long. If anyone knows what the correct terminology is for this style of hammer I would be gratefull if they could share it, it would save me a lot of random rooting thru boxes of parts at gunshows!

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The only ones I'm aware of to have had a wide-spur hammer are the pre-war National Match guns. The post-war Gold Cups all had flat-sided hammers to my knowledge.

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Thx, now I'll know what to ask for.
 

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Kings http://www.kingsgunworks.com as well as others sell wide spur hammers, that may be what you are looking for. I have replaced the flat sided hammers on several pistols with the King's hammers. They look good, have a nicely round spur with checkering.


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Yes, the King's hammer is a pretty good representation of the pre-war long hammer - it will bite you even with a long-tang grip safety!
 

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Perhaps the King's hammer will bite ya, I don't have a problem with them however. I get bit with standard flat side hammers though.

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Thanks to all. The King's info is just what I needed, I had looked at their website but it is kind of hard to find anything so I moved on. I'll try again and be more patient.

I am lucky as far as 1911s go, I have long, thin hands and a thumb like an ape, I can reach almost any safety and usually hammer bite is not a problem.

Found a bonus on the King's site, they have 1911 style checkered slide stops too!


[This message has been edited by RonS (edited 07-31-2001).]
 

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