Right Arrow: Pawl
Pawl, or Hand

Pawl, or Hand, in the breech face of a Webley revolver---to advance the cylinder one step.

Adapted from Bruce & Reinhart, Webley Revolvers, Verlag Stocker Schmid AG, Zurich

Hand, or Pawl - In any mechanism, a small lever that engages a notch to actuate movement in one direction only. Specifically, a small spring-loaded lever attached to the hammer of a revolver which actuates the cylinder to advance one increment and move the next chamber into battery as the hammer is cocked.   



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