single action


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single action

[′siŋ·gəl ′ak·shən]
(ordnance)
A method of fire in some revolvers and shoulder arms in which the hammer must be cocked by hand, in contrast to double action in which a single pull of the trigger both cocks and fires the weapon.
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One of the oldest, Ruger Single Action Revolvers 1953-1973 Collectors Edition came through the Ruger Collectors Association.
Before Colt resurrected the Single Action Army in the closing days of 1955, even before the Ruger .
Caption: COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY BISLEY: $1,500-$2,000
Before I get to other features of the 1873 Cattleman II, I want to point out that Uberti clearly states, "The safest way to carry a single action is with the hammer resting on an unloaded chamber.
The M1877 breaks down like most single action revolvers.
The single action doors were tested to 60 minutes integrity, underlining the inherent strength and fire safety characteristics of the Wright Style system internationally.
A new option for foundry equipment with vertical loads is the Single Action Safety Catcher from Midwest Technology, Inc.
Crushes concrete down to aggregate ranging in thickness from 24" to 36" in a single action
Carlos Gallardo presenta Single Action, la version filmica del asesinato
This decision enables everyone who purchased or leased a new Mercedes-Benz between 1991 and 1999 to be represented in a single action, which will determine whether each of the class members are entitled to a refund resulting from a conspiracy by Mercedes and the dealers not to discount prices below an agreed-upon level.
Colt Single Action replicas in my time go back to the mid-1950's.
It fits perfectly in an old Galco Western holster I have for a Colt Single Action Army revolver.

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