When correctly operated, the cylinder cannot be opened when the hammer is cocked, and the hammer/trigger mechanism is not able to be operated until the cylinder is locked shut. However, this safety interlock can be intentionally defeated if the crane latch is depressed and the hammer is then cocked while the cylinder is opened. If the cylinder is then shut when the hammer is cocked, the hammer may fall and the gun may fire.
NEVER CLOSE OR OPEN THE CYLINDER WHILE THE HAMMER IS COCKED
3. The revolver is now ready to fire, either "double-action" by pulling the trigger through its complete arc for each shot, or "single-action" by cocking the hammer and then pulling the trigger for each shot. The trigger pull is somewhat shorter and lighter when the revolver is fired single action, and this is the preferred mode for precise shots or target shooting.
4. DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO FIRE.
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