Overall, I found Joe Perkin's write-up to be quite educational. His information should be valuable to prospective single action buyers.
Years ago, a local 'gunsmith' messed up a lot of S&W revolvers by removing the hardened contact surfaces in doing his 'action jobs.
@bighipiron, can you concretize, what else is wrong in his write-up?
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"This notch is fragile and could break if the firearm was dropped on the hammer. This could cause the revolver to fire. There are no known incidents of this happening,...."
I believe this was proven wrong in 1874 but I can't find a good historical internet reference other than below...
"the famous 7th Cavalry received their new Colt .45 revolvers in the summer of 1874 in time to take them along on their expedition to explore the Black Hills of what is now South Dakota. At least one trooper had a stirrup fall and hit the hammer of his new Colt revolver, causing it to discharge. He was fatally wounded in the process."
I'm just wondering....despite Brent's, who should know if anyone does, being gentleman enough to respond, how many more times this will come up in the future because "someone heard or read on the internet". Maybe Brent's post should be a sticky! That would save a lot of bandwidth!
This'll keep coming up so long as 'some guy in a gunshop', or 'the internet said' is discovered by someone who can't or won't do the homework, and decides to seek consensus, or crowdsource the questions burning in their mind - after all, it's easier to ask than do the work on one's own.
'And' it'll come up when someone gets bored and wants to stir things up a bit - just to see who bites...
On the C&WAS forums, it's called 'Cabin Fever', when they're being charitable - an for the same reasons.
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