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Old 05-29-2013, 03:28 PM   #11
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there always the possibility of a cocked hammer and a dropped gun to set it off and cause a discharge , Crazier stuff happens all the time

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Old 05-29-2013, 03:35 PM   #12
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... and while I'm at it, I'm assuming that the S&W Victory M10 would have to be manually emptied of spent cartridges? Forgive these basic questions.

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S&W "S" series handguns will not fire unless finger pressure is applied to the trigger. You may cock an M&P in single action and tap the trigger with an object. The hammer will fall, but the striker can not fire the cartridge in the chamber. This is do to the S&W transfer bar safety. Dropping a S&W can break the hammer and not fire. And of course check this without using live ammunition.

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There's also a term called: 'Slamfire,' which is usually reserved for long guns accidentally going off due to faulty firing pin cloaked with rust, fouling, or cosomoline.

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Old 05-29-2013, 04:10 PM   #15
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TSA has a history. Maybe you should ask them. Oh, the revolver was accidentally fired when the TSA agent was engaging the safety. That is right, engaging the safety. LOL

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/flight-attendant-brings-revolver-philly-airport-security-gun-accidentally-fires-article-1.1166436

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Slam fire and manual safety failures are not issues with a DA revolver. I would look at the early British "Bull Dogs" which did not have transfer bars. These powerful .44 Caliber handguns were accident pron.

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Much earlier British piece the Webley Fosbery was a single action auto revolver, very light pull...

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I'm reluctant to go too early (due to the shooter using her father's gun in both 1970 and 2006). I just found a useful table on wikipedia 'service pistol' page for the UK guns. Three best contenders seem to be Enfield No2 Mk I, Webley Mk IV, Smith & Wesson M&P or Victory Models. I'm assuming from what folks have said so far that the trigger would HAVE to be pulled for any of these to go off even if you cocked it and let the hammer spring back towards the cartridge on its own - ie they would all have some trigger operated mechanism to protect the cartridge from being struck by the hammer otherwise? Any idea which of these would have the lighter trigger resistance once cocked?
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This reminds me of the odd newbie who comes on Canadian hunting forums asking for antlers and/other animal parts for their artistic work.

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This reminds me of the odd newbie who comes on Canadian hunting forums asking for antlers and/other animal parts for their artistic work.

Sure.
Don't be rude, this has actually happened several times. The latest was a guy needing help on some terminology that seemed lost in translation with some Filipino pirates.
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