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How do you tell if its a hammerless gun?


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January 11, 2006 5:43AM

Look at the back of the breech. If there isn't a hammer, it's hammerless. Hammers are those things that stick up at the back of the barrel. On a single action gun you have to cock them (pull them back) before you pull the trigger. Pulling the trigger cocks and releases the hammers on a double action. All the firing mechanism is inside a hammerless gun.