Right Arrow: D
Left Arrow: C
Left Arrow: B
Right Arrow: A

Pushing the cylinder-release-latch forward pushes a rod within the cylinder pin forward (A), which pushes a pin at the front of the barrel lug recess forward (B), which draws another rod connected to it within the barrel lug forward (C), which disengages from its casehardened receptacle in the front face of the crane (D).


Triple-Lock - An early swing-out, centerfire revolver design of Smith & Wesson, more properly named the .44 Hand Ejector 1st Model or New Century, identified by a third lock at the front of the cylinder pin. 15,376 examples were built between 1908 and 1915 when it was determined too expensive to continue manufacturing.




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