Author Archives: GsT

Making a Hammer-Fired Trigger Module for Prototyping

One of the things I’d like to attempt as this site builds up to actual design of firearms, is to create some modular pieces that can be used when other parts of the design are the point of interest. As … Continue reading

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Friday Links

Since we’re on the topic of triggers, here are a few links related to trigger design in addition to some general interest links. The first is a PDF of the Remington-Walker trigger. and an explanation of the Savage Accu-Trigger. An … Continue reading

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Wednesday Book Review: The Ultimate Thompson Book

The Ultimate Thompson Book by Tracie L. Hill <copyright> 2009 Collector Grade Publications ISBN: 0-88935-496-0 The Ultimate Thompson Book is a heavy, handsome, and expensive tome that chronicles the entire development of arms under the direction of General John Thompson … Continue reading

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Designing Triggers part 1: Simple Trigger Theory

The trigger is an integral part to any firearms design (various improvised ‘zip guns’ aside).  In its simplest form the trigger holds the firing pin, hammer or striker, hereafter referred to as the cocking piece, to the rear and releases … Continue reading

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Friday links

FirearmsDesigner.com isn’t the only place on the web to find good information on gunsmithing and firearms design, so we’ll try to post up other useful sites on Fridays. Dan Lilja is a barrel maker of excellent repute and he’s posted … Continue reading

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