Hammer on Flintlock fowler Hammer on Colt Single Action Army revolver
Hammer inside a "hammerless" sidelock Hammer inside a "hammerless" over/under shotgun.
Hammer - The part of a gun lock, which driven by a spring and released by a pull of the trigger, falls and (usually via an intervening firing pin) strikes the detonating primer of the load and discharges the gun. Hammers may be external and visible or concealed internally. Also called a Tumbler.
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