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Hubby has a Thompson center 45 cal Hawkins black powder gun and the hammer wont stay cocked, what should he do?

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Possibly carefully file where the hammer is held back to ensure that the edge is sharp to engage the lip of the lock edge
probably worn round from use and age

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