#33: The sear holds the hammer is the cocked position. The disconnector is pushed downward to allow the sear movement to catch the hammer.
#34: There is a divot in the slide that allows the disconnector to rise and get in position to activate movement of sear when trigger is pulled. As the slide moves rearward, it pushes the disconnector down. When the disconnector is in lower position, the sear is free to catch the hammer and keep hammer in the cocked position after the round is fired.
(side note: if disconnector is worn too much, or broken, the sear is not released as it should be and can create hammer follow. A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION TO HAVE.)
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