The Definition of Colt
A firearms manufacturer started by Samuel Colt in 1855. Colt is most famous for the revolvers they invented and built in the 1800's and
the semi-automatic pistol model 1911 designed by John Moses Browning, and for being the first manufacturer of the AR-15 type rifles.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
The thumb-piece on the top rear of the hammer that enables it to be manually drawn back to full cock.
Any piece that projects from a firearm for the purpose of attaching something to it.
For example barrel lugs are used to attach a break-action shotgun barrel to the action itself.
If the firearm is a revolver, the term may also refer to a protrusion under the barrel that adds weight,
thereby stabilizing the gun during aiming, mitigating recoil, and reducing muzzle flip. A full lug extends all the way to the muzzle,
while a half lug extends only partially down the barrel. On a swing-out-cylinder revolver, the lug is slotted to accommodate the ejector rod.
A hollow base bullet, shaped so that, when fired, the bullet will expand and seal the bore.
It was invented by Captain John Norton of the British 34th Regiment in 1832, after he examined the blow pipe arrows used
by the natives in India and found that their base was formed of elastic locus pith, which by its expansion against the
inner surface of the blow pipe prevented the escape of air past it.
How the shooter positions her body while shooting. The three most widely used handgun stances are
System of measurement for the internal bore diameter of a smooth-bore firearm based on the diameter of each of that
number of spherical lead balls whose total weight equals one pound.
The internal diameter of a 12 gauge shotgun barrel is therefore equal to the diameter of a lead
ball weighing 1/12 pound, which happens to be .729" (Or in British: Bore.) The Gauge/Bore system is also used, by convention, to describe the internal barrel diameter of large-bore,
19th century, English, single-shot and double-barrel rifles.
The rear sight is placed at the end of the barrel nearest the shooter. It may be in the shape of a square notch, a U, a V, a ring,
or simply two dots designed to be visually placed on either side of the front sight while shooting.
A stout flange, invariably incorporated into the underside of the front receiver ring of a bolt action, and also frequently
incorporated into the underside of the barrel of a heavily-recoiling rifle, which when properly bedded, transfers recoil to the stock.
A middle position for an external hammer that effectively provides a safety function. With a firearm with non-rebounding hammers,
when on half-cock, the firing pin will not rest on the firing-pin.
A series of projections on the bolt of a firearm designed to fit into corresponding slots in the receiver to lock the action in closed position for firing.
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
It is an act of Congress dealing with crime and law enforcement that became law in 1994.
Of the sections of the bill, it included the Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
The cut-away, concave portions of the rifling inside the barrel of a firearm discharging a single projectile.In other words, the lower portion of rifling.
The top of a gun's stock, where a shooter rests his cheek when mounting a gun.
As it is the top of the stock that determines the position of
one's eye, and one's eye is the rear sight on a shotgun, the position of the comb
is very important in determining the proper fit of a shotgun.
A firing pin which moves freely forward and backward in the breechblock.
A stock on a long gun that can be shoved into itself to shorten it, either for storage or to make the gun fit shooters of different sizes.
The distance travelled by a projectile from the point where it strikes the target to the point where it stops.
The bevelled portion of the rifling at the rear end of the barrel (and the forward portion of the chamber) where the bullet first engages the lands.
A built in lock that may prevent the firearm from being fired.
Short for the word Ambidextrous. Meaning that a feature of a firearms can be used by either hand, for example ambi-safety, ambi slide catch or ambi mag release.
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