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  • Backstrap

    portion of the grip that is placed in the palm of the shooting hand

    Barrel

    provides a path for the fired bullet

    Center Pin

    on a Smith & Wesson revolver, it is the spring-loaded part that holds the cylinder closed

    Crane

    attaches the cylinder to the frame so the cylinder can swing in and out of the frame opening; Colt uses the term crane; Smith & Wesson uses the term YOKE (internal part)

    cylinder

    houses the extractor rod and contains the chambers that hold the cartridges

    Cylinder Release Latch

    disengages the cylinder from the
    frame

    Cylinder Stop

    locks the cylinder

    Extractor

    star-shaped device attached to the extractor rod that
    fits inside the cylinder that the rounds rest on (internal part)

    Extractor Rod

    when depressed, it causes the extractor to push
    the cartridge from the cylinder

    Frame

    internal structure that holds the parts of the revolver
    and provides a way of gripping the firearm

    Front Sight

    located on the end of the barrel near the muzzle; it
    is designed for theswift location of thetarget and for bringing the
    firearm into alignment for accuracy

    Grip

    made of wood, plastic, or rubber; designed to allow the
    shooter to grip the firearm easily for contro

    Hammer

    when the trigger is pulled, this part falls forward to
    activate the primer

    Hammer Nose

    part of the hammer or frame that protrudes through the frame and strikes the primer
    (internal part)

    Pin

    part of the hammer or frame that protrudes through the frame and strikes the primer
    (internal part)

    Firing Pin

    part of the hammer or frame that protrudes through the frame and strikes the primer
    (internal part)

    Hammer Spur

    part of the hammer used for cocking the weapon to single-action mode

    Hand

    part of a revolver that turns the cylinder as the gun is cocked, thus aligning a cartridge with
    the hammer or firing pin (internal part)

    Rear Sight

    located on the rear of the frame; it can be adjustable or fixed

    Top Strap

    part of the frame that houses the rear sight, positioned over cylinder

    Trigger

    activates the revolver's operation in both single and double action

    Trigger Guard

    part of the frame that protects the trigger

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