I am 3d printing Han Solo's blaster pistol (because why not) and realized:
It definitely looks like it has a hammer mechanism... which, makes no sense to me in the Star Wars universe, where a blaster fires energy from a power pack vs gunpowder.
My understanding is the out of universe explanation is his blaster is an amalgamation of various WWII era weapon components, which would make complete sense for him to have on his pistol (not to mention it fits the look).
From looking, I didn't see other Star Wars energy weapons with such obvious hammer-like mechanisms.
Is there an in-universe explanation for this?