thumb piece

thumb piece

A small pivoted part above the grip of a door handle; pressure on this part, by the thumb, causes the latch bolt to operate.
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This round lock, which sits in the frame just above the cylinder release/ thumb piece, allows the user to lock the action using a counter-clockwise twist with a proprietary key.
This revolver duo (the 686 and 686 Plus) come loaded with enhancements like a speed release thumb piece, interchangeable sights, tuned action, vent-rib barrel and unfluted cylinder.
The large, upswept thumb piece at the end of the cocking piece is very distinctive, permitting the trooper to re-cock his Krag without opening the action.
In any case, the right hand grip panel on the Star will have to be relieved to enable the safety to function and a means of detaching/reattaching the right-hand thumb piece devised to enable disassembly and reassembly.
Work even in this fashion until thumb piece measures approx.
The lid with thumb piece is for keeping dust out of the cream.
The wide thumb piece worked well and was quickly made and used by many, whether they needed it or not.
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The padded thumb piece also adds protection when shooting Contender-type guns with thumb-rest grips.
Just to be on the safe side, rear sight, side-plate screws, thumb piece and nut, and cylinder base pin lock parts would be good to have handy.
When the rifle is cocked and ready to fire, a red dot is clearly visible on the thumb piece. To place the Model $303 on safety, an actuator button protrudes from the top of the thumb piece, which when pressed automatically moves to the safe position.