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main

 [] (Fr.)
main en griffe [man-ong-grēf´] clawhand.

Hand

(hand),
Alfred, U.S. pediatrician, 1868-1949. See: Hand-Schüller-Christian disease.

hand

(hand), [TA]
The portion of the upper limb distal to the radiocarpal joint, comprising the wrist, palm, and fingers.
Synonym(s): manus [TA], main
[A.S.]
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The lighter mainspring made the M98 bolt easier to manipulate rapidly from the shoulder, while the heavy firing pin assembly assured positive ignition.
The mainspring yoke can be replaced by removing the grips and partially cocking the revolver until a small pin, such as a paper clip, or brad can be inserted into the hole in the end of the mainspring guide.
At the heart is a different mainspring housing made in Brown's shop.
The mainspring screw head was badly damaged from previous owner.
Standard equipment includes safety, beavertail grip safety, snakeskin treatment on the forestrop and mainspring housing, Novak night sights and much more.
As a result, the hammer strut failed to swing forward against the front of the grip frame, This caused the mainspring assembly to be blocked.
What they've done is built a locking mechanism into the mainspring housing of the 1911 design.
I first applied a leather washer between the mainspring and the frame of a Colt when involved in fast draw in the late '50s.