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Terminology & Nomenclature

Handgun - Revolver

Note: 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.

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