Drehblock Verschlüsse – Hinged falling block

The Drehblock Verschlüsse – Hinged falling block is also known as the Swinging breech block. The Drehblock is a popular breech block system used in many target rifles and pistols. The breech falls downwards after the loading lever is actuated, hereby cocking the internal concealed hammer. The trigger guard acts as the loading lever and hinges on a pin in front of the chamber, making it swing- or hinge downwards when loading the pistol. (examples: Aydt, Büchel Tell)