Blitz Action

Above: Blitz action, complete.      Below: Blitz action triggerplate detached from receiver.

Blitz Action - A design where the moving parts of a break-open gun's action, rather than being incorporated within the body of the receiver, are mounted to the trigger plate. Similar in construction to a Dickson Round Action. Often seen on German and Austrian over&under guns. And, because it does not involve an extraordinary amount of extra engineering to configure three locks side-by-side-by-side, blitz actions are frequently used to build Drillings.


A blitz action is recognizable from the outside by virtue of the extra-wide trigger-plate, above.


A non-blitz action, such as the above Anson & Deeley type, has a more normal, slender trigger-plate.



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