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I've been slowly (very slowly) dehorning my Springfield Armory pistol. I'd
like to bob the GI style hammer a bit, a-la the Gunsite pistols. Would cutting one
serration off of the hammer and reshaping it lighten it enough to cause any
problems. Also, the front of the hammer (the side that hits the firing pin and
is exposed when in condition one) is really sharp. From the pictures I've seen
here, on the BCP site, and other pistolsmith sites, I can't quite tell if the
edges on that side of the hammer are softened. I think they are, but would
doing so cause any problems?

Sorry if these are silly questions, but you can understand my
nervousness. It's very unnatural for me to take a file to a pistol! (I started
with the slide stop. Doing all the replaceable stuff first).
 

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Bobbing your hammer shouldn't cause any ignition problems. Very light hammers are frequently used on 1911's to speed their lock time, with no problems.

The edges of the hammer's face, which are exposed when the hammer is cocked, should be lightly rounded.

Rosco
 
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