A Day at the Range
L. Neil Smith's Blog
December 18, 2003, Some Broomhandle, etc., Pictures
Here's the obverse side of the Broomhandle, in "cocked and locked" condition. The thing that looks like a second, smaller hammer is the thumb safety. The weapon can be drawn like this from an open-topped holster and the safety thumbed off as if it were the hammer of a single action revolver. Very fastif only the cartridge were a little more effective.
The safety, by the way, like that of the 1910/11 Steyr and many different models of Star autopistols, lifts the hammer up off the sear, right out of the ignition train. Very good and very safe.