Drawing Pistol Double Action

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51 Magazine tube 53

52 Spring, magazine 54

55 54


Floorplate, magazine I nsert, magazine

Magazine Pistol

Cross-section of the pistol


The operations described hereafter are always to be carried out in the direction of firing, with the barrel pointing at the floor. Hold the pistol in the shooting hand with the index finger extended outside of the trigger guard.

3.1. Loading

Sequence of operations:

1) Insert a full magazine and ensure that it has engaged the magazine catch (check)

2) Carry out a loading movement - draw back the slide to the stop and allow it to snap forward

3) Fire, or thumb down the decocking lever and place the weapon in its holster

3.2. Changing the mauazine

Sequence of operations :

1) Remove the empty magazine

2) Insert the fresh magazine and ensure that it has engaged the magazine catch (check)

3) Carry out a loading movement (or thumb down the slide catch lever)

4) Fire, or thumb down the decocking lever and place the weapon in its holster

3.3. Unloading

Sequence of operations:

1) Remove the magazine

2) Carry out two loading movements and inspect the chamber

3) Thumb down the decocking (pointing the weapon in firing direction)

4) Insert empty magazine and place the weapon in its holster

Establishing readiness to flic Combat shooting Sequence of operations :

1) Remove the weapon from its holster and take up shooting stance

2) Pull the trigger

3) Thumb down the decocking lever, place the weapon in its hoister

3.4.2. Target shooting

Sequence of operations :

1) Take up shooting stance, with the index finger extended, outside of the trigger guard

2) Using the thumb of the non-shooting hand, cock the hammer 3} Sense the pressure point and discharge a shot

4) Straighten the index finger and lower the weapon

5) In firing intervals, thumb down the decocking lever. Lower the weapon or place It on the loading bench.

4. Dismantling and assembly for cleaning

4.1. Dismantling

Sequence of operations :

1) Unload and check the chamber

2) Insert empty magazine (51)

3) Draw back the slide (4) until it is arrested by the slide catch lever (18)

4) Thumb down the takedown lever (16)

5) Remove the magazine (51)

6) Draw back the slide (4) slightly to disengage the slide catch lever (18), then ease the slide (4) forward and out of the frame (15)

7) Remove the recoil spring (3) and guide, recoil sprin (2) gripping them at the rear end

8) Remove the barrel (1), gripping it at the rear end

Dismantling the weapon

4.2. Assembly

Sequence of operations :

1) Insert the barrel (1) and then the recoil spring (3) with its guide, recoil spring (2) into the slide (4)

2) insert an empty magazine (51)

3) Slip the slide (4) onto the frame (15) until it can be arrested with the slide catch lever (18)

4) Thumb up the takedown lever (16)

5) Thumb down the slide catch lever (18)

6) Thumb down the decocking lever (40)

7) Carry out the functions check

Dismantling for cleaning

5. Cleaning

The person to whom the pistol has been issued is responsible for its operational readiness at all times.

5.1. Cleaning the weapon

5.1.1. General

The weapon must be stored in a dry location. Humidity and rapid temperature changes are detrimental and encourage corrosion.

If a weapon is not to be used for some time then it must be well greased, particularly the bore of the barrel and the blank parts.

The pistol should be cleaned immediately after use. if this is not possible then at least the bore must be greased using the wire brush.

5.1.2. Cleaning procedure Sequence of operations :

1) Dismantle the pistol

2) Clean all parts with a dry cloth (after the weapon has been fired, the bore of the barrel must be cleaned also)

3) Lubricate in accordance with the specifications

4) Assembly the weapon

5) Carry out functions check €) Carry out final inspection

5.1.3. Cleaning the, barrel

Sequence of operations:

1) To remove all traces of powder residues, push through a greased wire brush at least ten times, from the chamber end

2) Clean the barrel using a jag wrapped with a strip of cotton cloth

3) Check the barrel for cleanliness

4) Lubricate the barrel lightly with a grease-covered brush

5.2. Lubrication specifications

Part Lubrication



Bore and chamber Slide, inside and outside gun grease or gun oil gun grease or gun oil frame: guide rails, takedown lever, decocking lever, slide catch lever and hammer gun grease or gun oil

6. Weapon functions'

6.1. Function of the trigger assembly

6.1.1. Weapon loaded, hammer decocked

With the weapon loaded and the hammer decocked, a shot can be fired with the double-action trigger.

By squeezing the trigger (20), the trigger bar (22) is drawn forward and cocks the hammer (29). The trigger bar (22) also operates the safety lever (28) to lift the safety lock (13). The safety lever (28) draws the sear (24) out of register with the hammer (29) whilst the safety lock (13) liberates the firing pin (11).

Continued movement of the trigger (20) causes the trigger bar (22) to release the hammer (29) which strikes the firing pin (11) and detonates the cartridge primer.

Small Pistol Trigger Mechanism

Function of the trigger assembly

11 Firing pin 13 Safety lock 20 Trigger 22 Trigger bar

24 Sear

28 Safety Lever

29 Hammer

6.1.2. Automatic interruption of trigger function

Upon firing

After firing, the bJowback reaction thrusts the slide (4) rearward. The slide (4) depresses the trigger bar (22), disconnecting it from the safety lever (28) and hence releasing the sear (24). The sear, under pressure of its spring (25), returns to its initial position and arrests the hammer (29).

In order to fire the next shot the trigger (20) must be released to allow the trigger bar (22) and safety lever (28) to engage again.

If the trigger (20) is squeezed once more while in the final third of its stroke, then the trigger bar (22) actuates the safety lever (28) which lifts the safety lock (13) to liberate the firing pin (11) and also withdraws the sear (24) to release the hammer (29).

Incomplete locking

If the slide (4) does not return to the full battery position due to a weapon, magazine or ammunition malfunction, connection between the firing pin lock and safety lever (28) is not made. Therefore, de-activation of the safety lock (13) is automatically prevented.

In this disconnected state, the slide (4) also cams down the trigger bar (22) and effectively interrupts subsequent trigger functions.

Disconnection Function Pistol

4 Slide 11 Firing pin 13 Safety lock 20 Trigger

22 Trigger bar

24 Sear

28 Safety lever

29 Hammer er: and hammer safety notch

(j lever (40) allows the cocked hammer (29) to be safely the safety intercept notch. In this condition the >e carried with a cartridge in the chamber» ready > use.

tercept notch is the rest position of the hammer (29). is effective in case of inadvertent hammer trip-mbcocking the weapon.

wn the decocking lever (40) takes the sear (24) out of Ithe full,-cock hammer notch. The hammer (29) drops |rning the decocking lever (40) to its original position, led by the sear (24) engaging in the safety intercept

Iperatlon the safety lever <28) remains In Its rest does not lift the safety lock (13). Hence, during and lg , the firing pin (11) remains constantly locked. By even dropping the weapon cannot cause inadvertent la cartridge.

Drawing Pistol Double Action

8afety intercept notch i i.

i i i e decocking lever and safety notch

26 Safety Lever 29 Hammer 40 Decocking lever

6.2. Unlocking, recoil movement and locking

At the instant of firing, the weapon is locked, i.e. the barrel (1) is seated on the locking insert (17) in the frame (1.5) and is lockcd with the slide (4).

Blowback reaction thrusts the barrel/slide system rearward against the recoil spring (3). After recoiling about 3 mm the barrel (1)

is forced down and arrested by the locking insert (17).

The pistol is unlocked.

The slide (4) continues rearward, cocks the hammer(29)/ extracts and ejects the spent case and compresses the recoil spring (3) further.

The recoil movement is arrested by the slide stop In the frame.

The compressed recoil spring (3) thrusts the slide (4) forward, stripping a round from the magazine (51) and chambering It on the way to the battery position.

Just before reaching the forward end position, the slide (4) again locks up with the barrel (1).

Barrel locked with the slide a) Locking surfaces

Barrel unlocked b) Ejection port c) Guide surfaces

Arrestinqmechaniam (slide catch, lever)

After firing of the last shot, the slide (4) Is arrested In the open position.

The feeder (S3) of the empty magazine (SI) raises the slide catch lever (18) which engages the arresting notch of the slide (4) and prevents its further movement. Upon thumbing down the slide catch lever (16) the moving parts are released and spring forward.

7. Gunsmithinq work

(Further dismantling for parts replacement and maintenance)

7.1 Magazine (51)

7.1.1 Dismantling the magazine (51)

Sequence of operations

1) Force the insert, magazine (55) inwards with punch

2) Draw out the floorplate (54) in the direction of the protruding flange, using the index finger of one hand to ensure that the spring, magazine (52) does not jump out.

3) Remove the spring, magazine (52) and feeder (53) from the magazine tube (51).

7.1.2 Assembling the magazine (51)

The magazine is assembled in the reverse order to dismantling.

After inserting the floorplate (54), ensure that the insert, magazine (55) engages the hole of the floorplate (54) to secure it.

Magazine dismantled

51 Magazine tube

52 Spring, magazine

53 Feeder

54 Floorplate, magazine

55 Insert, magazine

7.2 Breechblock(9) in the slide (4)

7.2.1 Removal and dismantlina of the breechblock (9)

Sequence of operations:

1) Place the slide (4) on a suitable underlay

3) Remove the breechblock (9) from the slide (4)

4) Press in the firing pin (11) forward and extract the safety lock (73) and its spring (74) from the side

5) Relax the firing pin (11) and remove it together with its spring (12)

6) Loosen the extractor (10) at its rear end by means of a screwdriver "3 mm" and, guiding the claw, remove it sideways from the breechblock (9)

7) By simultaneous turning and pulling, remove the spring, firing pin (12) from the firing pin (11)

8) Remove the spring, safety lock (14)

7.2.2 Assembly and insertion of the breechblock (9)

Sequence of operations ;

7) Take the spring, safety lock (14) and return it to the safety lock (13)

2) With its narrower end leading, push the spring, firing pin (12) onto the firing pin (11)

3) Insert the extractor (10) parallel 4from the side until the rear rectangular end is properly seated

4) Insert the firing pin (11) into the breechblock (9) bore, with the cut-out uppermost

5) Push the firing pin (11) forward, insert the safety lock (13) from the side and press it down

6) Install the breechblock (9) in the slide

7) Top in the pins H.D.(7,8), with the slot of the outer pin (8) pointing upwards

6) Push the firing pin (11) forward so it is at least flush with the rear face of the breechblock (9). The rear limit of the firing pin (11) is the inner/outer pin H .D. (7,8) and not the safety lock (13)! If it is touching the safety lock (13) the firing pin (11) will be damaged by the inner/outer pin H.D. (7,8)?

9) Check to ensure that the firing pin safety device function properly

Eibar Pistol Remove Firing Pin

Breechblock removed and dismantled

4 Slide 11

7/8 Inner and outer pin H.D. 12

9 Breechblock 13

10 Extractor 14

Firing pin Spring, firing pin Safety lock Spring, safety lock

Locking insert (17)

7.3.1 Removal of the locking Insert (17)

Sequence of operations :

2) Decock the hammer (29) using the decocking lever (40)

3) Rotate the takedown lever (16) upwards to the vertical position and extract it

4) Push forward the locking insert (17) and spring, slide catch lever (19), removing them from the frame (15)

5) Take off the spring, slide catch lever (19)

7.3.2 Installing the locking insert (17)

Sequence of operations :

1) Insert the spring, slide catch lever (19), with its hook in the hole of the locking insert (17)

2) Position the pivot trigger (21) sq that the slots point forward and the ribs on the left side are horizontal

3) Insert the locking insert (17) into the frame (15) from the front until the holes for the takedown lever (16) are aligned

4) Insert the takedown lever (16) vertically upward and, by turning and simultaneous pushing, seat it correctly

Locking insert with spring, slide catch lever

15 Frame

16 Takedown lever

17 Locking insert

19 Spring, slide catch Lever 27 Pivot trigger

Grip plates,' left and right (48/49)

7.4.1 Removal of the grip plates (48/49)

Seguence of operations :

1) Using a screwdriver, remove the grip plate screws (50)

2) Carefully raise the grip plates (48/49)

3) Remove the left and right grip plates (48/49)

7.4.2 installing the grip plates (48/49)

To install, reverse the order used for removal

7.5 Trigger assembly

7.5.1 Dismantling the trigger assembly Sequence of operations:

1) Remove the locking insert (17)

2) Remove the left and right grip plates (48/49)

3) Unhook the spring, trigger bar (23) and remove it

4) Push out the pivot, trigger (21) towards the left

5) Remove the slide catch lever, (18)

6) Remove the trigger (20) and trigger bar from the frame (15), diagonally to the front and side

7) Disconnect the trigger bar (22) from the trigger (20)

8) Unhook the spring, decocking lever (42) and remove it

9) Extract the decocking lever (40) and its bearing (41)

Trigger assembly


Slide catch lever


Bearing, decocking lever




Spring, decocking lever


Pivot, trigger


Left grip plate


Trigger bar




Spring, trigger bar


Decocking lever

Sequence of operations :

1) Insert the bearing, decocking lever (41) Into the frame, (75) from the right, and hold It there

2) Insert the decocking lever (40) from the left

3) Insert the spring, decocking lever (42), with Its off-set end in the slot of the bearing, decocking lever (41). Tension the spring in an anticlockwise direction and insert it in the hole of the decocking lever (40)

4) Connect the trigger bar (22) and the trigger (20), and place them in the frame (15)

5) Insert the pivot, trigger (21) from the right, slots at the front and ribs of the left side horizontal

6) Insert the slide catch lever (18) centering It on the bore of the pivot, trigger (21)

7) Insert the spring, trigger bar (23) in the hole of the frame (15) and hook the other end onto the trigger bar (22)

8) Fit the grip plates (48/49)

9) Install the locking insert (17)

7.6. Stop hammer in the frame

7.6.1. Removal of the stop in the frame Sequence of operations :

2) Remove the stop, hammer (37)

3) Remove the spring, reset (36)

7.6.2. Installing the stop in the frame

To install, reverse the sequence used for removal. Ensure that the arm of the spring, reset (38) rests on the hammer strut, pin (30).

Stop, hammer in the frame

15 Frame

37 Stop, hammer

38 Spring, reset

39 Pin

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