Posted 07 June 2004 - 10:06 PM
On the 21/28's, why do we call the actuator an "actuator?" That's an unusual term, and I haven't encountered it before. Why not cocking handle?
On the M1/M1A1's, when Savage simplified the AO design, why did they move the actuator? And why did they put it on the right side of the receiver instead of the left? It seems to me that mounting it on the left would have been a lot handier.
Any enlightenment would be really appreciated. Thanks.
Posted 07 June 2004 - 11:28 PM
In some of my past reading about the Blish Lock system,the release of pressure that caused the two different metal types to slide over one another was called "actuation".So,I suppose that the knob you could pull to start that process by hand might be called an actuator. This is my best thought,not hard known fact.
Posted 08 June 2004 - 12:07 AM
|Why not put it on the left? Indeed. But arms designers may have been a little set in their ways. Later, the Germans began doing that, which is a good idea for right handers...in my opinion. Now you see it frequently.|
BAR's operated from the left side.
Posted 08 June 2004 - 10:46 AM
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Posted 08 June 2004 - 10:30 PM
Don't full auto BAR's fire from an open bolt? The bolt handle should have nothing to do with assisting a round into the chamber. The bolt takes care of that when you pull the trigger. Just my .02
Posted 09 June 2004 - 06:26 AM
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