1 jund pull, and was satisfied with the handling of the gun otherwise. The pull was worked down as desired, but due to the aoft-n*ss of the parts, it will probably wear lighter in a short time, al-t Hiugh it has held up very well through about 600 shots.

The pull on the second gun was similarly lightened, and the parts Lieu hardened in cyanide, as they appear to be made of nothing htiicer than machinery steel. However, the sear end of trigger is v. ry thin, and die hardening was carried too far," resulting in the r ar point breaking off. Since the owner had complained about liie small grip and the trigger setting back too close to his hand, I maJe the new hammer and trigger from 85 point carbon steel, l.aidciied them and tempered at medium brown straw color. The hammer was made twice the width of the original hammer and cut

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away on the sides to fit closely in the frame. Trigger notch was cut higher to shorten the fall, and the spur was lengthened and set lower, so that it does not cross the line of sight—the original hammer showed up slightly in the rear sight notth. The trigger feels much better in a man-size hand, and it has a permanent pull of 8 1/4 ounces—and is guaranteed to plumb ruin a man for shooting any other gun having a normal pull. But great Jupiter I—how you can lam the bull-frogs with this old potiron.

These parts were made entirely by filing and the screw holes

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