The Model 94's Rebounding Hammer is a safety feature designed to protect the firing pin from being struck by the hammer when the trigger is not being pulled. After firing your rifle the hammer immediately moves to the rebound position. From this position, under normal conditions, the hammer is prevented from moving forward and striking the firing pin. The rebound position and the manual hammer stop are intended to work together to provide protection against unintentional or accidental firing.
The rebounding hammer on your Model 94 has two positions as follows:
1. Rebound or "safety" position. This position (See Figure 3) takes the place of the dropped and half-cocked positions found on earlier models. The rebounding feature of the hammer essentially eliminates the dropped position. The hammer only travels to the dropped position momentarily after the trigger has been pulled with
the hammer cocked. The hammer then automatically moves to the rebound position.
THE REBOUND POSITION IS CONSIDERED THE "SAFETY" POSITION. IT IS THE RECOMMENDED POSITION OF THE HAMMER AT ALL TIMES AND SHOULD BE IN THAT POSITION EXCEPT (1) WHEN FIRING IS IMMINENT (2) OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACTION HAS BEEN CYCLED.
2. Cocked position. This is the position that the hammer is moved to when firing is imminent (See Figure 4). It is also the position the hammer moves to when the action is cycled using the finger lever.
WHEN THE HAMMER IS IN THE COCKED POSITION THE HAMMER STOP SHOULD BE IN THE "ON" POSITION UNLESS FIRING IS IMMINENT.
FIGURE 5 B
Manual Hammer stop —
The manual hammer stop is a modern feature built into the action of your Model 94 to provide an additional level of safety when it is in the "on" position.
"On" Position. When the hammer stop is pushed all the way to the right it is in the on position (See Figure 5-A). In this position it blocks the hammer from striking the firing pin.
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