Depends on what your shotgun is. If you have one of the older hammered shotguns (exposed hammer), you can decock them the same way you would any other firearm with an exposed hammer - you gently lower the hammer with your thumb. If you have a shotgun which doesn't have an exposed hammer, your only feasible way of going about this is to empty the magazine, be especially certain to ensure that the chamber is empty, and pull the trigger.
for safety sake take it to a gunsmith
It has a visible hammer (or two).
Install a water hammer arrestor (air chamber)
if it is the 1878 hammer shotgun made about 1886
Not Applicable for the M203 Grenade LauncherJeff Coopers conditions for an automatic pistol:Condition 0 - A round is in the chamber, hammer cocked, and the safety is off.Condition 1 - furthermore known as "cocked and locked", means a round is in the chamber, the hammer cocked, and the manual thumb safety on the side of the frame is applied.Condition 2 - A round is in the chamber and the hammer is down.Condition 3 - The chamber is empty and hammer down with a charged magazine in the gun.Condition 4 - The chamber is empty, hammer down and no magazine is in the gun.
No one ever installs a water hammer they install a shock absorber such as an air chamber
in good shape they sell for about$300 to $500,open hammer pump shotgun
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Best lef to a gunsmith
When a valve is closed quickly the flow of water is interupted causing a water hammer. A water hammer arrestor or air chamber can be used to absorb the hammer.
Typically, the hammer strikes the firing pin which may fire a round, if there is a fresh round in the chamber. In older pistols, the hammer can hit the primer directly (the tip of the hammer has the firing pin on the end).
When the action is open, nothing is holding a shell in the chamber, and the firing pin is several inches away from the shotshell primer. The hammer is also held down by the bolt when in the rearward position. Action open, safety on is the standard "weapon clear" drill. No, no way.
It was made in either Belgium or one of its colonies.
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nitro hunter shotgun single barrel with exposed hammer stamped belknap hdwre and mfg serial 5516
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load one bullet, then put rolled up dollar bill, then load other four bullets...then cock hammer...letting come to rest...if done properly, hammer is now resting on empty chamber...they say it was a place to safely keep a billfold and to remind one to rest hammer on empty chamber...
I have my 12 guage shotgun with hammer and lever with serial no. 15143 Company EM Reilly and co Oxford Street london, i have kept it for my self defense, now i want to know present value of this shotgun and history of the same gun.
they are selling at auction for around 300.00