There are a few basic nomenclature terms that every snub owner should know. These include:

  • Backstrap
  • Barrel
  • Butt
  • Charge holes or chambers
  • Crane
  • Cylinder
  • Cylinder release
  • Cylinder release screw (not present on all snub revolvers)
  • Ejector rod
  • Frame
  • Front sight
  • Front strap
  • Hammer
  • Knuckle
  • Muzzle
  • Rear sight
  • Star ejector
  • Top strap
  • Trigger
  • Trigger guard
  • Yoke
  • Yoke screw  (not present on all snub revolvers)
  • Window of the frame
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