- (of a firearm) having the hammer concealed within the receiver.
Origin of hammerless
Examples from the Web for hammerless
Historical Examples of 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