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Gentlemen,

Please take a look at the photos. This is the hammer stud on a 4th Model. The tool required to remove it is a mystery. The modern offering is known as a "spanner" bit or driver, but the modern versions have short "ears". This stud requires a tool with much longer ears to accommodate the length of the shaft.

Any thoughts on either a source for the original tool or a modern alternative?

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You will have to make your own tool . You won't find one anywhere. In rthe shop we had to make one to get the job done. Good Luck
 

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You have to make the tools to make the tools to make the tools. This should be fun.

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Not difficult.

Take a small 1/4" drive socket big enough to fit over the stud. File two sides of the socket rim leaving two lugs to fit the spanner notches.

Forget S&W; won't touch anything too old to be stamped with a model #, ~1957 vintage and newer.
 

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Not difficult.

Take a small 1/4" drive socket big enough to fit over the stud. File two sides of the socket rim leaving two lugs to fit the spanner notches.

Forget S&W; won't touch anything too old to be stamped with a model #, ~1957 vintage and newer.
Excellent idea. Thank you. I was going to go with the steel tube idea, quench harden it, etc, etc. Much easier to do it your way.

Remove everything that doesn't look like a spanner bit.
 

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Might also try a flat blade screwdriver and file a slot in the middle which would give you the 2 "ears" like a spanner. The socket idea is likely a stronger alternative. Good luck.
 

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Might also try a flat blade screwdriver and file a slot in the middle which would give you the 2 "ears" like a spanner. The socket idea is likely a stronger alternative. Good luck.
The 'tines' created that way are so long in this application to fit over the tall stud that they tend to break off.
 
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