Flobert Verschlüsse – Hammer block

This name covers several different Hammer breech systems as the name is broadly used. As the recoil of the weak Flobert (BB or CB) rimfire cartridge is minimal, the strength- and mass of the hammer spring are enough to lock the hammer in place at the moment of firing. (some variations of Flobert system: Mariette (side hinged block), Warnant (pivoting block which swings-up and also operates the extractor), Bishop (improvement on Warnant pivoting block), Patent (Hinged plate block) a.o.