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It is so called due to the fact that it resembles a hammer in both form and function. The hammer itself is a metal piece that forcefully rotates about a pivot point.
Firearms, initially known as " hand cannons ",  first became a viable weapon in  through the advancement of chemical technologies to create a gunpowder efficient enough to launch a projectile at high speeds in a hand-held weapon.
Initially, the problem was solved by using a " slow match ":  a chemically Slam The Hammer (Demo) - 21 Guns - Nothings Real piece of rope that would stay lit for an extended period of time. The smoldering end of the rope would then be manually brought into contact with the gunpowder through a touch hole in Slam The Hammer (Demo) - 21 Guns - Nothings Real barrel of the weapon  when the user was ready to shoot.
It proved difficult for the shooter to both keep the weapon aimed and level as well as ignite the gunpowder with the slow match.
The first step to a true hammer system arose shortly after the introduction of the slow match: the matchlock system, introduced in the early s. When the trigger was pulled, the arm would swing forward Mari - Various - African Traditional Music 3 its cocked state similar to a hammer via potential energy stored in a spring and bring the lit slow match into contact with the gunpowder.
The weapon could be utilized with increased accuracy, since the shooter could maintain both hands on the weapon. Bythe wheellock system arose to solve some difficulties of the matchlock system, though it was a very expensive system.
This would, in turn, shower sparks upon the gunpowder and cause the weapon to discharge. Following the introduction of the matchlock, the flintlock was introduced in the mids. Inthe flintlock system was replaced with what can be called the first hammer system. The cap was a small metal cup filled with volatile chemicals placed at the rear of the barrel over a nipple in what was known as the caplock mechanism.
A true hammer was cocked via a spring system and held in place until the trigger was pulled to release the hammer. The hammer would then swing forward and strike the percussion cap which would in turn ignite and cause the gunpowder to ignite and fire the weapon.
The percussion cap was in wide use for almost five decades until the Slam The Hammer (Demo) - 21 Guns - Nothings Real introduction of the self-contained cartridge which contained the projectile, gunpowder, and percussion cap all in a single shell that could be easily loaded.
This was done to transfer energy from the still required hammer to the primer within the self-contained cartridge in order to discharge the weapon. There are some notable drawbacks to the external hammer system compared to other modern, internal designs. In single-action revolversspecifically, there is an ever-present danger of accidentally discharging the weapon if the hammer is struck with a shell loaded in the chamber.
Other models do have an internal safety mechanism that prevents contact between the hammer and the firing pin unless the trigger is actually pulled.
Additionally, for those who carry their firearm as a personal defense weapon, there is the ever-present worry that an external hammer may catch on a loose article Wasting Time - Bar9* - Audio Phreaks Presents Bar9 In Da Mix clothing in an emergency situation, because the hammer protrudes at an angle from the rear of the weapon, and as the owner Hole - Neperud - Hole to quickly draw their weapon, the hammer may snag on clothing and cause the loss of seconds in a dangerous situation.
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