Strik­ing fea­tures

Sporting Gun - - SHOOTING ANSWERS -

I was read­ing a re­view on a side-by-side game gun the other day, and I no­ticed it had what were de­scribed as disc-set strik­ers. What are they, and do they of­fer any real ad­van­tages?

If you look at the breech face of a gun fit­ted with disc-set strik­ers, you will note that the fir­ing-pin holes are sur­rounded by discs

Mike says:

with ei­ther tiny holes or slots, which en­able them to be re­moved with a spe­cial two-pronged span­ner.

This means that if the fir­ing pins be­come chipped or bro­ken then they can be eas­ily re­placed with­out re­mov­ing the stock and pos­si­bly strip­ping down the lock mech­a­nism as well. This fea­ture is usu­ally only found in the bet­ter-qual­ity guns.

Disc-set strik­ers are of­ten found in bet­ter-qual­ity guns

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