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detent

[′dē‚tent]
(mechanical engineering)
A catch or lever in a mechanism which initiates or locks movement of a part, especially in escapement mechanisms.
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The tang works like a cam, capturing the sleeve in a detent, which holds the blade in the open position.
the power-training method monitors the development of detent, but also of the force and speed, using three main groups of exercises: with weights (dumb bells), medicine balls and acrobatic balls.
This model can be equipped with unidirectional or bidirection operation, an external mechanical switch and options such as friction hold and maintained center detent.
The available detent systems, full and limited, provide respective levels of engagement/disengagement forces.
The first VLP[R] patent, issued previously, identifies the technique for placing the detent mechanism at the same level as the mounting panel, instead of behind the panel.
Note the small detent pin sticking up on the magazine catch as the hole in the sear leaf spring seats over this pin when reinstalled.
Another possibility is that the detent hole in the handle is too shallow or the edges of the hole are tapered excessively.
Inside the bottom of the mount is a spring-loaded detent that mates with the cross-slot of the pistol's accessory rail.
The shift-lock failure is expected to be caused by a combination of a tilted detent pin and high temperature conditions.
The male interface is available in smooth bore for easy mating or detent for female retention.
M240H Bipod Item Nomenclature SMR NSN Number Code 1 Yoke, bipod XAFZZ * 2 Leg, left assembly PAFFF 1005-01-522-0761 3 Leg, upper left PAFFF 1005-01-522-0764 4 Leg, lower left XAFZZ * 5 Leg, right assembly PAFFF 1005-01-522-0767 6 Leg, lower right XAFZZ * 7 Latch PAFZZ 1005-01-522-0762 8 Setscrew PAFZZ 5305-01-524-2975 9 Spring, helical comp PAFZZ 5360-01-522-0763 10 Leg, upper right PAFFF 1005-01-522-0769 11 Leg assembly XAFZZ * 12 Plunger, detent PAFZZ 5340-01-522-0765 13 Spring, helical comp PAFZZ 5360-01-522-0766 14 Pin, spring PAFZZ 5315-01-114-2396 15 Cap, detent PAFZZ 1005-01-522-0768 16 Screw, shoulder PAFZZ 5305-01-563-5472 17 Nut, self-locking PAFZZ 5305-00-245-8825 * Do not order XA coded items.
It's really necessary to have a front takedown pin detent installer.