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Does anyone on here know what a 'Billings Snap pad' was used for. I know it is revolver related but not sure exactly how. 

A photo of it is attached .

Many thanks for any advice , clues etc .... 

 

James 

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Back when we were doing small arms training during the mid-last century, the instructors seemed to place a high value on dry firing or snapping in - repeated alignment of the sight picture followed by gradual pressure on the trigger until the hammer released.  Perhaps this device prevented damage from repeated snapping in.  Can't envision how it might have worked.  

 

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I believe as suggested already it was used during dry drills to prevent the hammer from breaking when repeatedly firing when using drill rounds or if the chambers were empty. I think it was a way of saving money by conserving ammunition, and preventing damage to the weapons.

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