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    Hammer hump

    I have my rifle action fairly slick at the moment. The only thing that is not too good is where the bolt rides over the hammer. It is a very noticeable bump. Is this normal, is there any reason for this. Can I file down the hammer to make the bump less noticeable. If so by how much.
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    The hump is supposed to be there to ensure the hammer moves far enough for the sear to engage properly. File it of too much and the sear might not lock in...
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    Thank you Scorpiusb Ill make sure not to take too much off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishmarlin View Post
    Thank you Scorpiusb Ill make sure not to take too much off.
    I wouldn't advise doing anything to it for the reason mentioned.
    It has to go *past* the sear to engage - no such thing as just enough - past it.
    You want that hammer popping back on the firing pin when you close the lever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaJon View Post
    I wouldn't advise doing anything to it for the reason mentioned.
    It has to go *past* the sear to engage - no such thing as just enough - past it.
    You want that hammer popping back on the firing pin when you close the lever?

    ^^^^^ This ^^^^^
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    All above is good advice....from someone (me) that went "a little too far" with one of my guns last winter. A gunsmith friend of mine came to the rescue with a new, old stock hammer that he just accidently had. I don't touch them anymore, except to polish.
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    I was a bit worried when I saw the title but it is ok, as everyone has said leave the hump there. It is supposed to be there.
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    TUNING MARLIN LEVER ACTIONS

    Take a look at this. I smoothed over the nose of my hammer with no issues.
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    Thanks all, think I'll leave well enough alone.
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