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Old December 10, 2012, 08:49 PM   #12
James K
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Even without the safety stop (hammer block), the Enfield has a pretty sturdy rebound lever that will keep a loaded gun from firing unless the hammer is dealt a very hard blow, much heavier than simply dropping the revolver. The British apparently felt that with the hammer spur removed, the chances of the gun sustaining such a blow would be much less and the safety stop could be eliminated to speed production.

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