Nothing wrong with that as long as you don't carry a live round under the hammer. It has nothing to do with your safety habits, although are indispensable of course.I have been carrying this on an off a horse since I was about ten. It felt good on my hip when I got it and it still feels good today. If I can't operate it without shooting myself, I have no business having it at all - so I didn't send it back for the conversion and, in exchange, Ruger won't sell me parts for it.
I carry guns for the same reason I have always carried guns - for work. This gun feels almost as good as the old 1878 .45 Colts I had, but they weren't proofed for smokeless, so I finally sold them.
I'd buy the conversion kit and the box and papers for this if I could find them - but I'm not going to send it back for any mods. Just sayin'.
The only parts you really need are the OM hammer and OM cylinder latch (can still be ordered new from some parts suppliers other than Ruger). The latch spring and the pawl in the transfer bar conversion are the same as the original parts. The pawl should be retained because it's fitted to your gun.I just bought a circa 1956 Single Six, and it has the transfer bar installed. I would like to put it back to original condition. What parts would I need in order to do this?
I think the jeweled & rusted hammer may keep the price down a bit, at least it seems to have kept the number of different bidders down to only 6 so far.Just noticed (Thursday evening) there is a "parts kit" on e bay (for a single six that was converted) ...it's got a day or two to run...it's got 8 bids so far and is at $31 for now...I'll bet a nickle it brings over $100 when the "smoke clears)...got a jeweled hammer ??
That's why the top of the hammer is "polished" and not blued as it would have been when it left the factory. My 1957 Single Six has the same "character" from my thumbing back the hammer those many years since I received it new as a gift.. . . I'd put the shiny new parts in my gun, but then it wouldn't be the hammer that my Dad pulled back thousands of times. . . .