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 Post subject: Re: Lackadaisy Ambuscade
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:04 pm GMT 
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The hammer is the part of the gun immediately above the grip, at the back. The fairly small metal bit. "Fanning" it refers to the way that Serafine's hand is moving over it.

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 Post subject: Re: Lackadaisy Ambuscade
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:45 pm GMT 
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Oh, like the kinda cowboy style of firing it, like in a western or something?


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 Post subject: Re: Lackadaisy Ambuscade
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Yeah. Before you can pull the trigger, you must first pull back the hammer. In a instance where there are several opponents, such as now, fanning the hammer allows you to get shots out faster. Very common thing to see in westerns. In A Fistful Of Dollars, (which I highly recommend) The Man With No Name takes out an entire room full guys by fanning the hammer on his gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Lackadaisy Ambuscade
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:48 pm GMT 
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Yeah. Before you can pull the trigger, you must first pull back the hammer.


Wrong. The Single-action Colt sixgun, seen in countless westerns, was obsolete by 1900. Smith&Wesson made their place by inventing the double-action revolver with the swing-out cylinder. You can fire such a revolver as a single action, but you don't have to. All you have to do is repeatedly pull the trigger. More importantly, no one in the story has been toting a cowboy gun. See Here
As a result of increased machinations, the trigger pull of a double-action is noticeably longer and heavier. If you tried to "fan" an unmodified S&W you would probably end up with a gouge in your palm.
Now Seraphine is nothing if not flamboyant and tres loopy. But this is essentially a stupid idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Lackadaisy Ambuscade
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:47 pm GMT 
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Maybe Seraphine has a modified one, or maybe it was just made to look cool.


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