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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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Top to bottom: hammer uncocked. Hammer cocked, safety off, ready to fire.

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 primer.

When the trigger of a firearm is depressed, it acts on the sear, which in turn releases the spring-tensioned hammer. Some firearms have a striker instead of a hammer and firing pin.

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