pulled trigger while stripped now hammer stuck

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by SavageWun, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. SavageWun

    SavageWun New Member

    Jul 14, 2011
    Hey guys, I am fairly new to pistols. Field stripped my 3at tonight to clean it and curiosity got to me and I pulled the trigger while the slide and everything was off. The hammer went all the way forward (further than it would if the slide was on) and now I can't get it (the hammer) to go back. Is there a trick to this or did I break something?
  2. Sangueffusor

    Sangueffusor New Member

    May 13, 2007
    There shouldn't be a trick. You should be able to cock it back without doing anything special. It can be difficult, as it's a small target inside a confined area.

  3. plvickers

    plvickers New Member

    Jun 26, 2011
    I use my thumb to pull the hammer back in place.
    Rest easy knowing most of us would admit to doing it at one time or another :)
  4. SavageWun

    SavageWun New Member

    Jul 14, 2011
    Thanks guys. Got it fixed up. My other question is, is there a good tutorial online for how to clean and oil my 3at?