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Old 09-03-2019, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by prewoodsman View Post
Many time folks tinker with the Sear and Safety causing a dangerous condition. Regards, Tom Platt
A story my father told me many years ago.

Pop bought a new Woodsman pistol in 1929; a first series, of course.

The trigger didn't suit him so he did some filing on the sear.

With the pistol fully loaded he walked to a nearby creek where he saw a frog on the opposite bank. Taking careful aim, he squeezed off a shot... and in an instant all 10 rounds were gone.

He immediately returned home, put the Woodsman up and ordered a factory hand honed matching sear and hammer that Colt then offered to customers.

The pistol is still in the family and I can testify that the replaced parts give it a very sweet trigger.
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