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Old 08-29-2010, 01:28 AM
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I just bought a new 3913TSW...it is actually new, production date (according to the test fired shell envelope) 9-25-09, and has not been owned before. I wasn't looking for one, but when I went into one of my local gun shops to browse and saw it, I just had to buy it.

I was reading some reviews here and elsewhere on the net, and one person commented that they had added a spurred hammer to their 3913. I can see the benefit of that, having owned a couple of DA/SA SIGs. One other person commented that he used the trigger to move the hammer back to half cock, and then grasped the hammer and pulled it back to full cock...I don't think I want to try that.

I won't be using it for pocket carry, and I don't think it will be any different for OWB or IWB concealed carry with a spurred hammer than a 1911, for example.

Has anyone here ever done that? Any issues with doing it?
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:36 AM
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Did it for a 6904, which is similar. Took about 20 minutes. Hardest part was getting the slide back on. I always have trouble getting all those levers and stuff down.
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Did it for a 6904, which is similar. Took about 20 minutes. Hardest part was getting the slide back on. I always have trouble getting all those levers and stuff down.
Where did you get the hammer? I checked Midway, and didn't find one listed.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:02 PM
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I am going to bump this thread because I'd be interested in hearing more about this, too.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:29 PM
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I just ordered a bobbed hammer for my 4006 from Numrich Gun Parts. They don't list a spurred hammer for a 3913, does anyone know what hammers from any other models might fit?

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Old 08-29-2010, 04:08 PM
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I just ordered a bobbed hammer for my 4006 from Numrich Gun Parts. They don't list a spurred hammer for a 3913, does anyone know what hammers from any other models might fit?

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I'd venture a 5906 hammer. I used to have a 5906 with a spurless hammer from a 6906. The 6906 slide is essentially the same as a 3913 slide.
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I have installed spurred hammers on all my pistols that came without, the latest being a 6906. I purchased the hammers direct from S&W. Just tell the parts man what you want to do and he will tell you what will fit. I have always preferred having a spurred hammer to a spurless. Don't have a real reason I can think of, just like the looks better ,I guess
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:55 PM
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By those guidelines would a 4566 hammer work on a 4516?
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I installed a 6906 spurless hammer in my 4506. Had to switch the shorter 6906 strut for the longer 4506 one, but other than that it was a drop in fit. With the serrations, it can be still cocked for single action, by slightly pulling the trigger, then thumbing it back the rest of the way, AFTER releasing the trigger.

No particular reason, just because I wanted to.
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I bought a used 3913 with a spurred hammer installed. The spurred hammer is great for range/plinking, but it snags on clothing when used as a concealed carry weapon.

If you intend to carry the gun under covering garments, leave the spurless hammer on it.

Dozens of LEO agencies ordered full size autos(4006, 4566, etc) with spurless hammers installed to avoid snags on equipment and clothing.
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...would a 4566 hammer work on a 4516?
Yes. I put a spurred hammer in my 4516-1.

It's debatable whether spurs are bad for concealed carry and I'm not qualified to pronounce them good or bad, but it appears spurless hammers are mainly an advantage for pocket carry and you may as well allow yourself the convenience of a spur if you use a holster.

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Post Script: Holsters with a thumb break snap that are fitted for a normally spurrless pistol often will not snap over a spur.

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I wanted a spur hammer on my 3913 probably 20 years ago, and had our police S&W armorer call S&W and ask about it. The answer was that the 5906 hammer would work perfectly. Had it installed, and have never looked back. I want the option of a smooth single action trigger pull on the first shot, and it was difficult and required concentration to cock the original.
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I have seen a picture of a 3913 with a rounded "commander style" hammer before it was a custom job I believe, but man would I love to have one like that!
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I've just purchased a Walther PK380 for my wife and the more I handle the PK the more I like the commander style hammer. I was thinking of maybe looking into getting one installed on my 3913 if it would be a simple task to do.
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I have been carrying S&W 3913s for more than 16 years. First as a duty backup to my S&W 4006 and now for the last 4 years as a CCW. I replaced the hammers on all three 3913s that I own with spurred hammers from Model 6906. The hammer strut does have to be changed to the original 3913.

I have never had a problem with 'snag' by the spurred hammer; but then I carried Colt 1911s concealed for 20 years prior to the Smiths. I have always used a CCW type holster with no retaining strap. I have made several very difficult shots out of the holster by thumbing back the hammer before the shot. Given enough time it works great. ..... Big Cholla
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S&W offers a spurred hammer P/N 262230000. Also Midway shows it as Avail. Their Product # 565162. I got the S&W today. Both S&W and Midway are the same price. S&W advises this part will work in our 3913's
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I've been running a 6904 hammer in my PC-5906 for quite a while now. It seems to make the pistol run faster but that may be my imagination.
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With a little practice and dry firing, you can easily learn to safely trigger cock the spurless hammer enough to bring it back to single action. In a carry gun, the spurless is the best choice in my view. I carry/pack a 3914 and have done so for 15 years now, and find the spurless to be the best choice. I would practice with it dry then hot when comfortable, carry it as such, then decide if the money and modification is a good one for you. Personally, in my carry piece, I would be hesitant to modify it from factory when it functions reliablily and accurately. Plus, you should practice extensively with the gun using the initial DA function. It is a CCW/carry weapon that if you need it, you will need it quickly and accurately. Cocking to SA may not get the gun into action in a timely manner and defeat the purpose for which it was designed. JMHO.
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With a little practice and dry firing, you can easily learn to safely trigger cock the spurless hammer enough to bring it back to single action. In a carry gun, the spurless is the best choice in my view. I carry/pack a 3914 and have done so for 15 years now, and find the spurless to be the best choice. I would practice with it dry then hot when comfortable, carry it as such, then decide if the money and modification is a good one for you. Personally, in my carry piece, I would be hesitant to modify it from factory when it functions reliablily and accurately. Plus, you should practice extensively with the gun using the initial DA function. It is a CCW/carry weapon that if you need it, you will need it quickly and accurately. Cocking to SA may not get the gun into action in a timely manner and defeat the purpose for which it was designed. JMHO.
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I got a spurred hammer directly from S&W. The local gun shop charged me twenty bucks to install it. The post by Big Cholla describes what I had done.I carry in a Super Tuck by Cross Breed and the hammer has never been an issue as far as snagging. I like the choice of first shot being S/A or S/A. As JimmyMac46 said, practice with the initial shot being D/A. I use the S/A for target shooting only. I have had no malfunctions with the gun in this form. In fact, due to the quality of the 3913, I have never had any malfunction of any kind. Great weapon. Also as stated by Palmetto Sharpshooter, my gun seemed to have a better trigger pull in both modes.
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