10-13-2009, 03:20 PM
As a simple design to reproduce I have also been looking at the Stevens Tip-up or Model 41 pistol. Would love to see how they did the extractor and the catch to keep the barrel closed. I am assumiong that the cartridge head is completely recessed in the end or the barrel and the extractor is a rather simple cam operated afair like the extractors on my double barreled shotgun. What is not real obvious from any of the pictures I have seen is the latching mechanism. Is it somehow connected with the hammer? Like pulling the hammer back past full cock releases the barrel lock? Or push the trigger forward?