cylinder stop

cylinder stop

[′sil·ən·dər ‚stäp]
(ordnance)
Device on a pistol that checks the action of the cylinder and acts as a lock to prevent it from moving.
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lVi First Issue; however, it had different patent dates, a cylinder stop on the topstrap, and a six-shot cylinder as opposed to the No.
The First Model had a square-back trigger guard, round cylinder stop notches, no pins between the nipples on the back of the cylinder and there was no roller on the hammer where it made contact with the mainspring.
The cylinder stop notches can be battered and worn as well as the ratchet cuts where the hand turns the cylinder.
Minimal cylinder play exists when the revolver is at full cock, indicating a nicely machined cylinder stop and well-tuned action.
Strengthening measures include a titanium bushing where the center pin passes through the bolt face; a titanium-nitride center pin; and four heavy-duty titanium studs to carry the trigger, hammer, rebound slide and cylinder stop.
Remove both of these screws and remove the cylinder stop and trigger.
When finished loading or unloading, and after the loading gate is closed, the hammer is cocked all the way rearward before lowering It to rest, preventing the cylinder stop from scarring the body of the cylinder.
As well, the cylinder stop is riding against the cylinder and will cause noticeable cosmetic damage to the finish--a small worry compared with an accidental discharge.
The cylinder stop will lower from its locking recess and allow the cylinder to turn freely.
Second, the cylinder stop plunger and its tiny spring that are so easy to misplace are captive in the frame, so there're two less small parts to keep track of.