The breech face marks, as well as the individual imperfections in the firing pin.
I didn't want you finding out that I'd taken out the firing pin.
It forms the hole through which the firing pin comes out of the breech face.
Each pistol was fired in a recoiling rest one round, in which the primer had been thinned so as to be pierced by the firing pin.
If the firing pin hit the cartridge with that amount of force, do you believe the cartridge would be fired?
Turning it over slowly in his fingers, he looked at the mark of the firing pin on the base.
It had a sliding breech block carrying the main spring and firing pin.
By frequent practice in this exercise, each man may come to know the exact instant his firing pin will be released.
He grasped it as the hammer fell a second time, and the firing pin pierced the web of his hand between thumb and finger.
The process of the burst is about as follows: The firing pin strikes the percussion primer, which explodes the detonator.