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Eattheham 02-13-2012 02:58 AM

Hammerless gun?
So I was wondering, is there any gun that can fire without a hammer or firing pin?

Trez 02-13-2012 02:59 AM

Striker fired ones...

Eattheham 02-13-2012 03:08 AM

How does it work

willfully armed 02-13-2012 03:10 AM


Originally Posted by Trez (Post 706959)
Striker fired ones...

Strikers are considered as firing pins

ScottA 02-13-2012 03:23 AM

For conventional ammunition, there has to be something that strikes the primer. I don't see how it would work otherwise.

For non-coventional ammunition... rail gun.

hiwall 02-13-2012 03:47 AM

Remington made a few electrical fired guns based on the 700 don't remember the name. Daisy had those V22 caseless ammo .22's, I don't know if they had a firing pin. There was the Gyrojet rifles and pistols that had no firing pin. Muzzle loaders have no firing pin.

ScottA 02-13-2012 03:50 AM


Originally Posted by hiwall (Post 707019)
Muzzle loaders have no firing pin.

But they still have hammers.

BillM 02-13-2012 04:27 AM

Daisy VL--no firing pin. Jet of hot air.

A whole bunch of electrically primed stuff out there, but nothing
currently in small arms that I know of.

The Gyro-jet had both a hammer and firing pin. The hammer hit the nose
of the cartridge and drove it back against a fixed firing pin.

Trez 02-13-2012 02:59 PM

Werent we just talking 'bout this.. Ill just steal one of Robo's posts..


Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 695965)
A striker is spring driven and released by the sear. A firing pin is struck by a hammer which is spring driven. A firing pin transfers energy from the hammer to the primer.

Unless its a Norinco, in which case theres a little Chinese guy with a hammer and a nail..... :p

Eattheham 02-13-2012 04:27 PM

Lol that's funny trez

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