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    Default hammer repair

    I have a early 70's 357 mag revolver and the top of the hammer is broken and missing a safety mechanism. They made the hammer with and without the safety so I'm confident it isn't needed.

    I want to have the top of the hammer TIG welded to fill in material and then shape and finish it and polished or re-blued.

    The questions I have are I need to confirm the material of the hammer? Can it be welded?

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    Any idea on make and model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9finger View Post
    Any idea on make and model?
    Yes, it is a early 70's Hammerli Switzerland Dakota 357 mag revolver Intercontinental Arms

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    Given it's value (considering it's in good shape) I'm not sure I'd go the TIG build up, except as a last resort. The 70's and 80's conceived some pretty poor metallurgy, but I wouldn't expect that from Hammerli. That type of gun is a little out of my AO, but I think I'd look at acquiring a new hammer, or having one made before I started stacking filler on an unknown alloy. Hopefully someone with more experience in that area will chime in with better advice than I can give. I may also be picturing the damage as far worse than it is.

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    Also, if you re-blue something that has filler material added in, even if it's homogeneous, you will get color variation.

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    found this...
    Hammerli Dakota | Single-Actions

    You might call Dick Williams in Michigan..some times they have some odd parts nobody else has.
    Plus they may do some smithing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiganbuck View Post
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    Hammerli Dakota | Single-Actions

    You might call Dick Williams in Michigan..some times they have some odd parts nobody else has.
    Plus they may do some smithing.

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    I'm with you on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiganbuck View Post
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    Hammerli Dakota | Single-Actions

    You might call Dick Williams in Michigan..some times they have some odd parts nobody else has.
    Plus they may do some smithing.

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    Thanks I will contact them. Everyone so far has said the hammer part is almost non-existent.


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