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Old February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM   #3
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,177
Some starter guns have what is called a "rebounding hammer." This makes sure that the gun isn't inadvertently fired if dropped once the cylinder is loaded, but before any of the charges are fired.
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