View Full Version : Llama .45 sear problem?
9th June 2005, 14:44
I am currently storing my brother's .45 full-size Llama that he bought new in the middle to late 1980's. I was examining it the other night and noticed a possible problem. If apply the safety with the hammer back, and try to fire the gun (i.e. depressing the grip safety and pulling the trigger), the hammer will not fall. However, if you now release the safety, the hammer will fall to half-cock. What is wrong? Since the half cock safety is there, the gun won't discharge a round, but I am worried about the general condition of the sear.
13th June 2005, 18:58
On a 1911, the hammer should definitely not fall anywhere w/ the thumb-safety engaged. An incorrect fit/ angle on the sear<->hammer hooks could cause the problem your describing. Given your description, it sounds like the half-cock "notch" is OK, but an incorrect fit on the trigger group can also cause full-auto type fire & additional unsafe conditions.
My understanding is a hammer & sear intended for a Colt or clone will fit a Llama or Firestorm pistol. A cheap fix could be dropping in a value-line Chip McCormick hammer & sear. I'm interested in hearing the resolution.
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