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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.

Image of an illustration showing the primary characteristics exhibited in the Revolver category.  Items such as the frame; cylinder assembly details; and images of single, double, and top break revolvers.

 
 
Last Reviewed September 22, 2016