U S Thompson Submachine Gun

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U S Smith And Wesson Revolver

Military Small Arms

As hammer is drawn back by thumb or by action of trigger its underside catches below the trigger nose and draws the rear end of the trigger up and back. When the hammer reaches fuil cock, it will be held there by the trigger nose. As the hammer goes backwards, it compresses the flat mainspring in the grip. During the rearward motion of the hammer, the attached hand or pawl pushes up against the ratchet on the face of the extractor and revolves the cylinder fhe full distance of one firing...

How The Sten Gun Works

A loaded magazine being inserted in the magazine housing until it locks, the cocking handle is then pulled back to the cocked position, compress'ng the return spring. When the trigger is pressed, the heavy breech block is freed and driven forward by the return spring. Feed ribs on the breech block strip the top cartridge from between the lips of the magazine and drive it into the firing chamber. The extractor, which is attached to the oreech bock, snaps into the cannelure in the cartridge case...