Flobert (hammer) breech block

Flobert (hammer) breech blockFlobert Verschlüsse. This name covers several Hammer breech systems as the name is broadly used when describing indoor Salon Pistols. It has a fixed barrel. As the recoil of the weak Flobert (BB or CB) rimfire cartridge is minimal, the strength- and mass of the hammer spring is enough to lock the hammer in place at the moment of firing. (some variations Flobert system: Mariette (side hinged block), Warnant (pivoting block which swings-up and also operates the extractor), Bishop (improvement on Warnant pivoting block), Patent (Hinged plate block) a.o.