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Gonna' buy one of those pistolas from RM Vivas from these pages. Got a cobra, older un-shrouded DS's, newer shrouded DS's and many S&W's as well. One S&W stainless hammer-shrouded job and an odd, round-butt OP!? Personal defense gun - pocket probably, holster sometimes under a jacket. Thoughts? Suggestions? Warnings? Annonymous cash gifts?
 

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Keep an eye out for one of the old hammer shrouds for the DS. Then one of your DS will be really special.
 

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Hi, Majic! Those have always interested me, too. But I don't think I could bring myself to have a nice DS or Cobra drilled for the proper mounting. They do require drilling, don't they? I like the feel and function and scores with a wide trigger shoe, too, but I don't like what they do to the trigger itself. I'm too much of a purist, I guess. <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Majic:
Keep an eye out for one of the old hammer shrouds for the DS. Then one of your DS will be really special.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
 

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rcwambold,

The hammer shrouds do need three holes drilled: 2 at the top, one on each side, and one at the bottom, which goes into the back strap.

I had an original DS shroud that I had a `smith fit to my Magnum Carry. It works perfectly and sort of makes the Colt look like a Smith Bodyguard.

With this set-up, I can still use the SA but the hammer doesn't hang up when drawing.
Of course, a holster with a safety strap designed to fit behind the hammer won't work but paddle, pocket, and a Renegade ankle holster work fine.

I bought it, in `98, to shoot and carry so I wasn't concerned about the "collecter" value.

I had a Cobra that I carried and shot for about 15 years. I "bobbed" the hammer on it and only sold it when it got out of time. It was a good BUG.

New hammer shrouds can be ordered from
Waller and Sons:
http://wallerandson.com/index2.htm

John

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Thanks for the link John. I didn'tknow anyone was still producing the shrouds. The DS is a great coat revolver for me (to big for my pants style) and the shroud is just the ticket.
 
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