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1 The firing mechanism in a revolver in which a continuous pull on the trigger will revolve the cylinder to place a cartridge in the firing position, cock and then release the hammer to fire the weapon. The trigger must be released before the cycle can be repeated.

2 In some semi‐automatic pistols, a mechanism by means of which continuous pressure on the trigger cocks then releases the hammer to fire the first shot.

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