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Can the difference between a DAO and DAK be recognized only visually, from a photo? There's a GB seller with several DAO police trade ins and I recall seeing that many police guns were DAK.
 
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Yes. The DAK doesn't have a hammer spur
 
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Yes. The DAK doesn't have a hammer spur


A quick web image search would have shown me that, lol. Brain fog.
 
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The most obvious way to distinguish between DAK and old style DAO is by the hammers.
Below, left to right: common DA/SA hammer; “sport” DA/SA hammer; DAO hammer; “bobbed” DAO hammer; DAK hammer.





The bobbed DAO hammer is uncommon, but as pictured does not have a spur. Its shape is obviously somewhat different from the DAK’s.

Pistol with DAK hammer.





It is usually not possible to determine by external appearance of the hammer whether it’s DA/SA or DAO, but of course a DAO pistol will not normally have a decocking lever.




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Originally posted by sigfreund:
The most obvious way to distinguish between DAK and old style DAO is by the hammers.
Below, left to right: common DA/SA hammer; “sport” DA/SA hammer; DAO hammer; “bobbed” DAO hammer; DAK hammer.





The bobbed DAO hammer is uncommon, but as pictured does not have a spur. Its shape is obviously somewhat different from the DAK’s.

Pistol with DAK hammer.





It is usually not possible to determine by external appearance of the hammer whether it’s DA/SA or DAO, but of course a DAO pistol will not normally have a decocking lever.


Another perhaps 'dumb' question: The DAO model hammer would not cock manually because it's missing the extra notch as shown in picture above, right?

And is there a case where a DAO model would have a decocker?
 
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The DAO model hammer would not cock manually because it's missing the extra notch as shown in picture above, right?


Exactly. The DAO hammers lack the single action cocking notch.

There would be no reason for a DAO to have the decocker, but conceivably someone could convert from DA/SA to DAO without removing it. It wouldn’t do anything, but as far as I can determine (without actually having tried it), it would have no effect on anything either.




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Can the difference between a DAO and DAK be recognized only visually, from a photo? There's a GB seller with several DAO police trade ins and I recall seeing that many police guns were DAK.



Whats the going price?

I got one here...


https://www.recoilgunworks.com...ndition-p-59013.html
 
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