Caution Always Carry Your Single Action Revolver In This Fully Forward Position With An Empty Chamber In Front Of The Hammer

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Hammer down (or rest) position-with the hammer down and the trigger forward, the tranfer bar is not interposed betwwen the » hammer and firing pin.

¿A CAUTION: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LOWER THE HAMMER DIRECTLY FROM HALF-COCK OR COCKED POSITIONS unless you release the trigger completely before the hammer reaches position, as soon as the Half-Cock position is cleared.

Hammer Mechanism Revolver
FIGURE 2-HALF-COCK POSITION—EXTERNAL

HALF-COCK (OR LOADING) POSITION—With the hammer in the Half-Cock position the sear end of the trigger engages the Half-Cock notch and the cylinder is free to rotate for loading, unloading, inspection and further maintenance. See figure 3. Once in this position the trigger cannot be moved unless enough force is applied to break it or the notch.

. CAUTION: NEVER CARRY YOUR REVOLVER IN THE HALF-COCK POSITION AS ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE MAY BE POSSIBLE IF REVOLVER IS SUBSEQUENTLY DROPPED, MISHANDLED OR MISTREATED.

TRANSFER BAR

TRANSFER BAR

Revolver Half Cock

HAMMER

HALF-COCK NOTCH TRIGGER

FIGURE 3—HALF-COCK POSITION

HAMMER

HALF-COCK NOTCH TRIGGER

FIGURE 3—HALF-COCK POSITION

To place the hammer in Half-Cock position (DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER) put thumb firmly on the hammer spur and draw hammer back until you hear a "click". Gently ease hammer slightly forward allowing Half-Cock notch to be engaged to hold hammer in Half-Cock position.

IMPORTANT: If you draw the hammer too far back another "click" will be heard. This "click" is caused by the bolt engaging the cylinder which will not be free to rotate when hammer is lowered into Half-Cock position. If you find the cylinder locked DO NOT FORCE IT. Simply return the hammer to the fully forward position and draw it back again into the Half-Cock position as described in this manual.

The Half-Cock position serves to arrest the forward movement of the hammer and prevent a round being fired should your thumb accidentally slip from the hammer spur. This safety feature is effective provided YOU DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER.

IMPORTANT: The Half-Cock notch mechanism is designed to prevent the trigger from being pulled, so DO NOT FORCE THE TRIGGER WITH HAMMER IN "HALF-COCK" POSITIONS. The mechanism could be damaged by such action, rendering the revolver unsafe.

When you no longer want the hammer at Half-Cock, place thumb firmly on hammer spur and draw hammer back slightly to disengage Half-Cock notch. Insure that empty chamber remains in front of hammer. Squeeze trigger only long enough to allow hammer to move forward and clear Half-Cock notch, then release trigger completely so that you lower hammer, controlling its movement with your thumb, into the fully forward position. Practice this action with an empty revolver to assure proper feel.

WARNING: IF REVOLVER IS DROPPED ON HAMMER, IF REVOLVER IS FANNED, OR IF EXCESSIVE FORCE IS APPLIED TO THE TRIGGER—"HALF-COCK" NOTCH COULD BREAK, CAUSING ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE WHICH COULD RESULT IN INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. (Note: Normal trigger pull is 5 lbs. maximum—excissive force is 35 lbs. or more).

IMPORTANT: If you suspect excessive force has been applied to the trigger (35 lbs. or more applied on a plane parallel to the barrel) or if revolver has been dropped or has otherwise received a sharp blow which may also damage or break the notch—have the revolver inspected for safe functioning by a competent gunsmith.

Cowboy Position

HALF-COCK NOTCH

FIGURE 4-RISK OF MECHANISM DAMAGE

HALF-COCK NOTCH

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