Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What is a Revolver? The ATF Definition

This is from the ATF website:

Gun Control Act Definitions

Define: Revolver

Defined Under: 18 U.S.C., § 921(A)(29) and 27 CFR § 478.11

The term “Revolver” means:

A projectile weapon of the pistol type, having a breechloading chambered cylinder so arranged that the cocking of the hammer or movement of the trigger rotates it and brings the next cartridge in line with the barrel for firing.

This illustration shows the primary characteristics exhibited in the revolver category.

Since revolver configurations differ significantly, various models in this classification may exhibit any of the illustrated components in a revised configuration but not necessarily all components shown will be incorporated in any one given design.



Various revolver types:double action, single action, and top break.


The illustration is from the ATF website:

It shows the primary characteristics exhibited in the Revolver category.

Since revolver configurations differ significantly, various models in this classification may exhibit any of the illustrated components in a revised configuration, but not necessarily all components shown will be incorporated in any one given design.




A diagram showing various parts of a revolver and their defined names: the cylinder, ejector rod, hammer, etc.

- per the ATF

http://www.atf.gov/firearms/guides/importation-verification/firearms-verification-gca-revolver.html

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