Now I'm not a gunsmith nor have any experience with handling a revolver, but it keeps me wondering, as I'm interested in the theory of guns operation. If the ribbon is in the cylinder well (if that's the term), will the cilinder itself still spin? Because I understand the idea here is to block the hammer from being accidently cocked, as the hammer is the only safety revolvers have. So the ribbon should be just removed from the hammer or untied and removed entirely from the gun, so the cylinder won't jam while turning?
I hope my English won't prevent you from understanding what is my point Or that I'm not overthinking simple matters
There would be enough space for the cylinder to rotate on such old guns,and there might be enough slack in the ribbons for the hammer to come back (depending on where the axis of the hammer is), so I'm guessing they're just supposed to be fancy
Sort of katana relevation? That's too some kind of explaination, but in case of guns wouldn't be it just easier to carry it unloaded if you don't intend to use it? That would also remove the risk of getting accidently shot by your own bullet.
Actually I was referring to something that happened at Chattacon one year. It's common for people to carry weapons as part of their costumes. Well one year a woman walked in with a very realistic Uzi, so realistic in fact that one of the vendors started field stripping it right there. All she needed was a clip and she could have cleared the room. The next year "peace bonding" became mandatory, a practice followed at all other Sci-Fi, Fantasy or etc conventions I know of. All weapons, even obviously fake ones, must be tied into holsters or otherwise rendered obviously unusable. The single exception is the masquerade contest where you may use them as props in a skit, but even then they are only allowed out of holster while on stage.
Basically the ribbon ties down the hammer which prevents you from cocking it and also locks up the mechanism for both the cylinder and trigger. And yeah, if you intended to use the gun you wouldn't tie it up like that, it's mostly for display or places where you aren't allowed to use the gun at all. for a pistol in use There is a "half-cock" feature which locks up the trigger and also allows you to open/spin the cylinder.