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  • .62 caliber underhammer... has any one had experience with one?

    I was browsing around the internet looking at the 62 caliber options and stumbled upon the underhammer design. I actually thought of making such a design myself and had no idea it has already been tried.

    If you haven't seen one, it basically has a hammer strike the cap from underneath with an upward stroke rather than come down from the side. They are real slender looking things, but usually use large bore diameters, like 58, 62 an even the 70's.

    Take a look at this link...
    http://underhammers.blogspot.com/

    They look real simple and easy to make. There is an instruction booklet for sale here...
    http://underhammers.blogspot.com/200...-builders.html

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    Originally posted by Johnny Kavemann View Post
    I was browsing around the internet looking at the 62 caliber options and stumbled upon the underhammer design. I actually thought of making such a design myself and had no idea it has already been tried.

    If you haven't seen one, it basically has a hammer strike the cap from underneath with an upward stroke rather than come down from the side. They are real slender looking things, but usually use large bore diameters, like 58, 62 an even the 70's.

    Take a look at this link...
    http://underhammers.blogspot.com/

    They look real simple and easy to make. There is an instruction booklet for sale here...
    http://underhammers.blogspot.com/200...-builders.html
    There's a nice looking underhammer 62 for sale right now in the want ads over at the MLF site. I'm looking for just the right 62 these days, but took a pass on that one because of my experience with underhammers. They work great, but I have a lifelong habit of pulling my forehand back pretty close to the trigger guard for shooting. All the underhammers I've shot blow blazing cap particles straight down my sleeve. I can't break the habit, especially when shooting in a hurry, so better for me not to buy the guns. I sure like the looks of them though, and I've never seen one yet that wasn't a tack driver. If you don't have my bad habits, it should work very well for you.
    "Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say something, say something good."
    Merle Haggard

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    • #3
      underhammer

      Mowrey made lots of underhammers; many were target rifles.

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      • #4
        http://www.pacificrifle.com/intro.htm

        More reading on the Pacific rifle co.

        Most of the underhammers are [were] made by Hopkins and Allen, H&A

        all the parts can be bought from Deer Creek

        Good reading:

        The Pictorial History of the Under-Hammer Gun
        by Herschel C. Logan

        Some of mine can be seen by clicking on my name and going to [contact info]

        Bruce

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        • #5
          I have a Hopkins and Allen underhammer boot pistol in 45 cal. Love it they way it looks and shoots. Sure is a fun gun to play with All metal except for the small grip easy to clean also and it has been very reliable.

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