hammerless gun

hammerless gun

[′ham·ər‚ləs ‚gən]
(ordnance)
Gun with a wholly enclosed hammer and firing mechanism.
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While referred to as a hammerless gun, it actually has an internal hammer.
If you are fitting a hammerless gun without side plates, all that is left to do is reassemble the action one part at a time and mark and inlet the inside of the stock to accept that part.
He laid out some small tools he'd brought and, as I began to photo the hammerless gun, Bill carefully began to disassemble the 1910.
She had the 1910 and Hammerless guns ready in a safe (they had disassembled a display case to make them available for us), along with two or three other unique guns a very early 1911 and a 1905.
It has a length of pull of 14.5" to a steel buttplate, a solid raised rib and--best of all--it has a sliding safety like a conventional hammerless gun. I know some purists will frown on that, but for me it works great.
hammerless, the hammerless gun is easier to use as the hammers are automatically cocked when you break open the action.
It is simple to understand the hammerless gun's value applied to a pocket carry to reduce snagging on the draw stroke.
Until about the turn of the century, when the perfected hammerless gun began to rise in popularity, most shotguns wore external hammers.
(His father, Edward VII, wasn't so picky, using both hammer and hammerless guns.)
Hammerless guns also eliminate the temptation to thumb back the hammer and fire the gun single action, which is not a sound tactic in a close-range self-defense situation.
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. Both have their places in competition and in real life.