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Hammerli international Safety

Post by Pauly D on Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:41 pm

I am wondering if the safety on a Hammerli international can be reversed?

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Re: Hammerli international Safety

Post by jerry lehrer on Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:43 pm

Paul,

Which model of the Hammerli International are you asking about??

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Re: Hammerli international Safety

Post by Pauly D on Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:35 pm

Not really sure. It just says Hammerli International. It was purchased new back in the 60's in Switzerland. My guess is a 208.

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Re: Hammerli international Safety

Post by Froneck on Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:57 pm

As far as I know the 208 didn't have a safety. I had and early 208 that didn't have one. If I recall later in the 80's a safety was required so they could be imported, it was a knob projecting out of the rear of the slide.

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Re: Hammerli international Safety

Post by jerry lehrer on Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:47 pm

Paul,

What do you mean reversed? Right side instead of Left side?  Or up actuation instead of down?

If your Hammerli was purchased in Switzerland in the '60s it most likely is a 207.  It had a left side mounted thumb safety.  It can be removed and a wood filler installed under the grip.  Do
not try to reinstall it on the right side.

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Re: Hammerli international Safety

Post by Pauly D on Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:31 pm

OK, The pistol was purchased in Switzerland in the 60's by a left handed shooter. As such the pistol is set up for a left handed shooter. If you are holding the pistol the safety is on the right hand side.
I purchased a set of right hand grips from Roco Systems. Before I take the Dremel to the grips I figured I'd ask about the safety. 
I could try shooting left handed, for the challenge.

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Re: Hammerli international Safety

Post by jerry lehrer on Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:53 pm

Paul.

Don't modify the grips. Just remove the safety from the left hand side.  AND FORGET ABOUT IT.

It would be stupid to try shooting left handed, unless you lost your right arm in the war.

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Re: Hammerli international Safety

Post by Pauly D on Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:14 am

Jerry,

Thanks for the advice.
It appears that the safety is held in by a screw on the left side of the grip. With the screw out should the safety assembly push out?

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Re: Hammerli international Safety

Post by jerry lehrer on Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:04 pm

Paul,

Yes, the safety comes out,  but it cannot be installed on the right side. 

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