Part name: Trigger &
Part Function: The Trigger is
a small metal lever that sets off the mechanical
workings of a firearm resulting in the discharge
of the cartridge (ammunition).
The Sear is
responsible for 'catching' the Hammer when it is
thrust rearward when cocking and releasing it when
the trigger is pulled.
Special Notes: I do not disassemble
this assembly any further. The Trigger
is the dark metal part in the foreground of this
photograph. For Clarity the Sear
was tinted to a golden color using a computer graphics
program. It is attached to the trigger.
Other items of interest in this
photograph: W.W.II Nazi Eagle & Swastika
Tunic Patch. United States Servicemen carrying
the M1 Rifle were responsible for making sure that
none of these patches would ever be worn by members
of the rulers of the United States or Europe. More
than a few men who wore these patches died when
triggers like this one were pulled by men who truly
did 'save the world'.
Have you thanked a veteran for
your freedom? What have you done to protect it?
Trigger and Sear assembled in the Trigger
page was last updated on: March 14, 2002