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I purchase my pistol about a month ago and I have noticed that the pistol does not have a transfer bar. when I cock the hammer, there is a small button (firing pin) and nothing else. is this normal?
 

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I purchase my pistol about a month ago and I have noticed that the pistol does not have a transfer bar. when I cock the hammer, there is a small button (firing pin) and nothing else. is this normal?
Yes it is. S&W revolvers do not use a transfer bar. That's kind of a Ruger thing.
S&W uses a hammer block that drops out of the way when the hammer goes back
 

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Yes it is. S&W revolvers do not use a transfer bar. That's kind of a Ruger thing.
S&W uses a hammer block that drops out of the way when the hammer goes back
Thanks for your reply,
Hammer block, so you should be able to see it, right? I have just the hammer and the firing pin. This is my first S&W and I'm trying to understand.
 

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It's not easy to see from the outside. In the picture below, the hammer block is the black bar that goes from the rebound slide and ends between the hammer and frame. That stops the hammer from indenting primers. When the hammer is cocked or the trigger is pulled to the rear, the rebound slide moves and pulls the bar down and out of the way.

 

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