A gold line inlaid in the hammer axle of a sidelock action, which revolves to the horizontal position when the gun is fired.
Pins on the top of a Merkel receiver, which drop as each barrel is fired
Pins on a drilling which drop as each of the three barrels is fired.
Pin on the side of a boxlock action, moves inward when the gun is fired.
Scott's Patent Crystal Cocking Indicators allow the shooter actually to see the position of the hammer through a glass window---in this case, cocked. Scott's patent, No.3223 of 1875.
Cocking Indicators - Small devices attached to, or in contact with, the internal hammers of a break-open gun and visible from the exterior of the gun to show when each barrel is cocked and when it has been fired. These are usually in the form of protruding pins or in the form of engraved or gold inlaid lines on the tumbler pins of a sidelock gun.
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