cocking lever

cocking lever

[′käk·iŋ ‚lev·ər]
(ordnance)
A lever for drawing back or sometimes lowering the striker of an automatic firearm.
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A VL round was seated in the chamber of the barrel, and the cocking lever and breech closed.
They were particularly interesting for they had a cocking lever which aided in working the slide due to the gun's heavy recoil spring.
Once cocked it remains so for subsequent shots, but the action can be de-cocked by reversing the procedure and letting the cocking lever slip back.
Police, who were immediately mobilised at the time, blockaded the area, with investigators at the scene finding a defensive grenade from which the cocking lever was missing.
Close the cover, hold the cocking lever, charge the gun to the rear and the action half-cocks the gun.
This is an underlever rifle, meaning the cocking lever is separate from the barrel that remains fixed.
Even with the cocking lever instead of a traditional safety (that was the Achilles' heel of the M1A), the first shot was still very respectable, taking third overall.
When you are lubing with LSAT or GMD, give extra attention to the feed pawls, the cocking lever rails, the pivot posts on the primary drive lever and the bolt assembly.
A hidden cocking lever enhances its appearance as a fine centerfire rifle.
The SA80's magazine, firing pin, springs, cocking lever and barrel will be replaced to prevent the heavily-criticised gun jamming in extreme heat or cold.
Now the Government have decided to fit new parts to the rifle's magazine, firing pin, springs, cocking lever and barrel.
The general layout of the gun to include the cocking lever subsequently defined the SIG P220-series weapons that have been used operationally around the world.