I'v been definitively told 1956 & another said midway thru 55. It seems ALOT of the 55s we come across here, every one I ever saw so far, are drilled & tapped so I'm inclined to say 1955 at some point. It was in the catalog in 56 for the first time if I remember right. They would do it for you on an older gun if you wanted too so earlier ones could be done at the factory too.Brian in FL said:I've also got a 1955 Texan that's drilled & tapped, but I don't know if it was factory standard, special order from the factory or aftermarket. Does someone have a definitive answer?
Might be they didn't reconfigure the hammer for the spur until 57? I have a 55 but Marlin rebarelled it for me any replaced the lever, hammer & a few other parts at the same time, so I cant really say if my original hammer was made for the extension or not.Brian in FL said:Thanks for the info guys. I just wonder why the hammer spurs specify 1957 - 1982. 'Tis a puzzlement.
I realized exactly what you guys were talking about AFTER I had posted my comment. Can't delete it, though, so I will just look stupid...again. ;DLeverdude said:"j" is 1952 well before the drilling & tapping started so yours will be flat. The questionable period is from 55 to 57 I guess. I'll look in Brophy's book & see what he says.
Edit: The book says in 1956 they started with the hammers made to accept the spur.
No biggie, I type faster than I can think sometimes too... & thats scary since I only use two fingers.mogwai said:I realized exactly what you guys were talking about AFTER I had posted my comment. Can't delete it, though, so I will just look stupid...again. ;D