Rebounding Hammer / Non_Rebounding Hammer
Rebounding Lock - An action design developed by John Stanton in 1867 whereby the released hammer, after striking, comes to rest slightly rearward and out of contact with the firing pin. Previously, with non-rebounding hammers, unless the hammer was kept on half-cock or cocked and on safe, the hammer would rest on the firing pin---which in turn would rest on the primer; a decidedly perilous condition.
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