Sat 10 Sep, 2011 07:25 am
There is a sentence goes like this:"Often the guns were home-made and consisted of a pipe and a bullet, which they would set off by hitting it with a nail.” I was wondering what exactly does the part "hitting it with a nail" mean and what is "nail"in this context?
They were using the nail as the firing pin to set off the gun powder in the bullet, so it would shoot.
They call those zip guns, usually .22 caliber, they often used a piece of radio antenna and a nail with a rubber band as a firing pin.
I got it, thank you very much.