Swivel in a Holland & Holland-type sidelock.
Swivel in a Purdey/Beesley sidelock.
Swivel - On a sidelock action, a connecting shackle fitted between the lower hook of the mainspring and the forward arm of the tumbler. This layout allows a faster lock time than with a Boxlock. The swivel causes the angle of the force applied to the hammer to change as the hammer falls, maintaining pressure and even increasing it as the mainspring's energy is released.
The Hallowell & Co. Illustrated Firearms Dictionary is for informational purposes only. We do not necessarily offer the items described above for sale. Please click on any of the links below to see what we actually do have available for purchase.
American Shotguns English Shotguns European Shotguns Double Rifles Magazine Rifles Single Shot Rifles Combination Guns
Winchester Colt Smith & Wesson Other Handguns Antique Guns New Arrivals Custom Knives Other Neat Stuff
Who We Are How to Order We want to buy your Gun(s) Recommended Links Historical Gallery
Firearms Definitions, Abbreviations & Opinions Store Photos Magazine Articles Home
Hallowell & Co., Inc. PO Box 1445. Livingston, Montana 59047 USA Tel: 406 222-4770 Fax: 406 222-4792 Email: email@example.com
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 6. (Mountain Time) Our inventory is constantly changing. Please bookmark this site and return often.