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The position of the hammer, when about half retracted and held by the sear, intended to prevent release of the hammer by a normal pull of the trigger. This can be the safety or loading position of many guns.
A component part of the firing mechanism which strikes the firing-pin, primer or percussion cap.
A device intended to isolate the hammer from the firing-pin except when the trigger is pulled.
That part of the hammer which serves as firing-pin.
One or more grooves in the outer surface of a hammer which interface with the hammer or sear.
A feature of some firearms, usually hammer guns, wherein the hammer, after striking the firing-pin, retracts slightly before coming to rest.
The knob or extension on an exposed hammer which acts as a cocking or decocking aid.
A component part of the firing mechanism of some firearms which is connected between the hammer and the trigger and which acts to move the hammer to the firing position when the trigger is pulled. Also refes to a strut which guides a coil mainspring to power a hammer.
A barrel which is hammered around a mandrel into it’s final shape.
A firearm hammer having a wider spur designed for convenient and rapid cocking.
Any firearm having a concealed hammer or striker.
The lever that rotates a revolver cylinder. Sometimes called a pawl.
See Stop, Hand.
A short barreled firearm designed to be held and fired with one hand.
Handle of semi or full automatic firearm used to cycle firearm without firing. Also called Charging Handle, Cocking Handle, Cocking Knob.
The process of manually reassembling a fired cartridge case with a new primer, propellant and bullet or wads and shot. See Reloading.
See Delayed Fire.
See Shot, Chilled.
A slang term for Full Metal Jacketed pistol ammunition with no lead exposed at the tip.
The end of the cartridge case in which the primer or priming is inserted and the surface upon which the headstamp identification is imprinted.
The distance between the head of a fully seated cartridge or shell and the face of the breech bolt when the action is in the closed position. Commonly confused with headspace.
See Cartridge, Rebated.
The distance from the face of the closed breech of a firearm to the surface in the chamber on which the cartridge case seats.
A device used in a firearm to determine the distance between the breech face and the chamber surface on which the cartridge seats. Also called Breeching Plug.
Numerals, letters and symbols (or combinations) stamped into the head of a cartridge case or shotshell to identify the manufacturer, caliber or gage, and other additional information.
1. The part of a rifle or shotgun stock at the top of the butt end.2. The rear portion of a bullet.
A recess in the base of a bullet.
See Base, High.
Common terminology referring to the length of the external metal head on a shotshell. Properly called High Cup.
See Rifling, Cut.
A slang term for a cartridge or shotshell case.
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