Martini/Peabody Verschlüsse – Rear hinged breech block

When the loading lever of the target pistol is operated, the breech block hinges (or pivots) downwards inside the frame thereby ejecting any cases and cocking the internal coil spring at the same time. When the loading lever is turned back again, the breech is closed and the pistol is ready to fire. (examples: Büchel, U. Anschütz, Hämmerli)