- (of a firearm) having the hammer concealed within the receiver.
Origin of hammerless
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Examples from the Web for hammerless
The time of its construction was before the days of the hammerless.Camp and Trail
Stewart Edward White
If it is a hammerless gun, remember that it is always cocked.Outdoor Sports and Games
Claude H. Miller
From his coat pocket Britz produced the weapon, a gleaming steel revolver of the hammerless variety.The Substitute Prisoner
In 1871 T. Murcott patented a hammerless gun, the first to obtain distinct success.
A hammerless revolver, a short time ago, would have been considered an unsafe weapon.The Modern American Pistol and Revolver
A. C. Gould
- (of a firearm) having the hammer enclosed so that it is not visible
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