hammerless gun

hammerless gun

[′ham·ər‚ləs ‚gən]
(ordnance)
Gun with a wholly enclosed hammer and firing mechanism.
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5" to a steel buttplate, a solid raised rib and--best of all--it has a sliding safety like a conventional hammerless gun.
hammerless, the hammerless gun is easier to use as the hammers are automatically cocked when you break open the action.
Until about the turn of the century, when the perfected hammerless gun began to rise in popularity, most shotguns wore external hammers.
Which is why Fm a bit leery over the hammerless guns.
Opinions vary widely on which is best between the older-style external hammer and newer hammerless guns.