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firing pin


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The part of the mechanism of a small arm which strikes the primer to start ignition and explode the propellant charge. In a revolver or pistol the firing pin is an integral part of the hammer; in a rifle it generally forms part of the bolt or breechblock.

Subjects: Law.


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