You know how, in the old days, cowboys would only have 5 rounds in their revolver and keep the hammer over an empty cylinder? A good rap on the back of the hammer could jam the firing pin forward and touch off the cartridge to disastrous results.
You don't need to take that precaution with modern revolvers. They are designed with that in mind. It's all in a little hump in the rebounds. Where is meets the hammer bit. Here:
That place when the hammer is at rest. Bang on the back og it all day. Because it meets there when the hammer is down means it can't rotate any further forward. They aren't in that position when the hammer is back and the pin can swing free all the way to the primer cap.
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