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The relative simplicity of the Bayard (top) is notable.  The vertical steel bar on the side of the Escort is the ejector--aluminum would have been too soft, so a separate ejector had to be provided and fitted through the slot near the top of the frame.  The Bayard’s ejector is integral with the frame.  The L-shaped disconnector on the Escort is visible, as is the manual safety lever, which merely disconnects the transfer bar but provides no lock for the hammer or sear.

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