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Old February 8, 2011, 03:10 PM   #14
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From what I have read over the years the main function of a half cock was to keep the revolver from firing in case the shooter's hand slipped while drawing to full cock, and also to disengage the cylinder during loading. It is really not a safety as we think of if.
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