Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Yet another Dougall......

...with a broken hammer spur.   This time some "gunsmith" repaired it, but not very well.  Apparently he welded the broken part of the spur back on, problem is that it ended up a bit shorter than it started and the checkering, welding and finish were, to be charitable, sub par.
Just like last time, cut off the offending appendage, fixture and weld on new material sufficient for a proper repair.

Here are the photos.


The new spur, welded, shaped and the checkering started

During shaping the little wedge of engraving at the root of the spur got a bit light so needed some touch-up

Shaped, checkered and polished to match its mate on the port side

Case-hardened and finished

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