Thank you! I did not think of a "half-bob." Great idea. I still want to hear form the don't do it side. I hesitate to grind on a no longer made gun and I can't find a hammer shroud but I want to carry it.I suppose most people would tell you not to do that, but it's your gun, so do as you please. Just as an fyi, I learned by accident that a "half-bob" works better than you might think. There's still enough hammer to thumb, but it won't dig in to you nearly as much.
Thank you. I think I will get a replacement hammer and bob that. Great idea. On a side note, I am a Smith and Wesson guy and love the Model 60. I carry a Model 49 which has a shrouded hammer but I want to rotate with the cool Detective Special. I wish I had a 3" model 36, it would be a great carry piece.I recently bobbed one myself. I have a old like new 3" model 36 S&W. Somehow the spur broke off and I bought a dremel and bobbed it myself as I couldn't find another hammer on short notice. Bought some cold blue and for me, surprisingly it turned out well. I also had a Smith model 60 bobbed many years ago to where it also was possible to cock it carefully single action. IF you can find a replacement hammer I would bob it and keep the original. Jack First might have one.
Great idea, thank you. I will look for a spare hammer and keep the original untouched.Why don't you buy a spare hammer and bob it? Or even try to find one that's already bobbed, so you don't have to butcher a good hammer? I don't know how many times I have had to hunt down hammers for customers wanting their guns "unbobbed", so it might be a good idea to keep the original hammer intact. DS hammers are pretty easy to come by, but one day people will start wondering where they all went.
You can find used D frame hammers on ebay for cheap. You could even find an already "bobbed" one that has enough material to do it again properly, these are even cheaper.Great idea, thank you. I will look for a spare hammer and keep the original untouched.