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Old 02-13-2012, 03:58 AM   #1
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So I was wondering, is there any gun that can fire without a hammer or firing pin?

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:59 AM   #2
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Striker fired ones...

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How does it work

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Striker fired ones...
Strikers are considered as firing pins
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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.

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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.

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Muzzle loaders have no firing pin.
But they still have hammers.
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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.

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

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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.....
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Lol that's funny trez

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