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The '''hammer''' of a [[firearm]] was given its name for both resemblance and functional similarity to the common tool. The function of the hammer is to strike the [[firing pin]] in a firearm, which in turn detonates the impact-sensitive [[Cartridge (firearm)|cartridge]] [[Percussion cap|primer]].
 
The '''hammer''' of a [[firearm]] was given its name for both resemblance and functional similarity to the common tool. The function of the hammer is to strike the [[firing pin]] in a firearm, which in turn detonates the impact-sensitive [[Cartridge (firearm)|cartridge]] [[Percussion cap|primer]].
   
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