Definition of self-cocking in English:


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Pronunciation: /sɛlfˈkɒkɪŋ


  • (Of a gun) having a hammer that is raised by the trigger, not by hand.
    More example sentences
    • The gun is self-cocking, with an easy trigger pull for every shot after the first until you hit the decocking lever.
    • From 1836 until the advent of the 1911 Government Model, which was simply the packing of the .45 Colt into a modern self-cocking pistol, the single-action was king.

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