By Barbara W. Tuchman
"Wise, witty, and beautiful . . . an exceptional publication, in an outstanding ancient tradition." Commentary
The 14th century supplies us again contradictory photos: a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dismal time of ferocity and non secular affliction, an international plunged right into a chaos of conflict, worry and the Plague. Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing either the nice rhythms of historical past and the grain and texture of household lifestyles because it used to be lived.
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Parts Legend (frame assembly) 5 -Recoil spring 6 -Recoil spring guide 7 -Frame 8 -Takedown lever retaining spring 9 -Takedown lever 10 -Holdopen catch 11 -Hold-open catch spring 12 -Trigger spring pin 13 -Trigger 14 -Trigger pin 15 -Trigger spring 16 Trigger bar pin 17 -Disconnector 18 -Trigger bar 19 -Trigger bar spring 20 -Safety lever 21 - Magazine catch spring 22 - Magazine catch spring 23 - Magazine catch 24 - Magazine 25 -Hammer spring 26 -Hammer spring plunger 27 -Hammer strut 28 -Hammer 29 -Sear 30 -Sear spring 31 -Sear pin 32 -Hammer strut pin 33 -Hammer pin 34 -Recoil spring guide nut © 2006 Henrotin Gerard and HL Publishing (Belgium) Breech locking of the Lahti pistol The Lahti pistol has the look and feel of the Luger, but if we except some mechanical and aesthetical aspects borr this famous pistol, the principle of its operating system finds obviously its origin in the Bergmann-Bayard pistol mod As shown above, the Lahti's barrel is screwed into a hollow receiver of square section.
To dismount the lever it must first go beyond this stop pin. To do this, insert the tip of a pin driver in the small hole drilled in the lever's head, and pry the lever back slightly to make it jump over the stop pin. When the safety lever is turned toward the right until it is no longer above the grip plate, the plate can be detached from the handle by unscrewing its retaining screw. The same can be done to remove the right grip plate. The grip plate has the general outward line of the Luger pistol grip plate.
Dismounting of the hold-open catch Hold-open catch Hold-open catch spring The hold-open catch has an axis pin (yellow arrow) which is integral with the part. A long narrow groove (green arrow) runs on the upper face of the hold-open catch from end to end. In this groove is nested (blue arrow) a thin needle like return spring. Copyright (C) 2006, HL -Gérard H... 28-03-07 The lower extremity of the hold-open catch spring protrudes (yellow arrow) in a recess located below the safety area. Give a small blow on this extremity, and the spring will be raised out of its groove in the frame.