What happened to the open hammer side by sides?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by stratrider, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    I went on an internet search for a "Coach Gun" side by side 12 gauge with open hammers. All I could find (with hammers exposed) was one gun, made by CZ. Any others out there? Anyone have experience with this one? It has all the features I want except for one; extractors. I want those empties to fly when I open her up. :confused:
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, yeah, there is CZ. And Pedersoli, Cimmaron, Rossi, Baikal, etc etc etc.
     

  3. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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  4. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    Thanks, but I checked the sites/companies you mentioned and this is what I saw:
    Baikal has side by sides, but they are hammerless
    Rossi currently offers single shot shotguns...
    Cimmaron has a coach gun with hammers that's pretty sharp looking
    The Pedersoli Wyatt Earp is a very good looking side by side. I'll try to dig up some vids and reviews on the Cimmaron, Pedersoli and CZ. Thanks for giving me those company names.
     
  5. orangello

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  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Exposed hammer shotguns were considered obsolete by most of the buying public about 100 years ago.
     
  7. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    And some of the newer Cowboy guns have "simulated hammers". They cock and move, but they do not actuate the firing pins; just for looks. The hammerless replaced the hammers because it was faster. When you close the gun, it's already cocked.