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
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