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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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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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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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