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MDriskill
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The notes above are correct on how the little auto-latch works. The recess in the pivoting bar also serves as the seat for the auto latch.

The auto latch does wear over time. I have a couple of older 55’s where it works only barely or not at all. And even when working well, it doesn’t hold the barrel closed firmly enough to fire the gun. It’s just there as a convenience to help you out while you reach for the real lever.