The Definition of Hand-Detachable Locks
The firing mechanism of a break-open gun which may be removed for inspection or cleaning without the use of tools.
The release latch may be plainly visible or concealed. A feature typically seen on sidelock guns but also on the Westley Richards "droplock" boxlock action.
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To prepare or charge a muzzle loader for firing.
The working mechanism of a firearm involved with presenting the cartridge for firing, and in removing the spent casing and introducing a fresh cartridge.
For example some of the most common types of Actions are single, double, bolt, lever and pump.
Covered compartment in the buttstock of a rifle used to carry patches or other small items.
To shoot while standing and without bracing against anything. Sometimes it can also mean to shoot with your non-dominant hand.
The forward portion of a bottlenecked cartridge case. Also the portion of a rifle chamber in which the neck of the cartridge case rests.
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A slang term for a shotgun.
A fired case has marks upon it that it picked up from the extractor, ejector, and breechface of the gun when the shot went off.
A bullet fired through a rifled barrel also has rifling marks unique to the barrel that launched it. A record of these marks, when stored in a central database,
is called a ballistic fingerprint. Some states require this record to be made by law, so that individual guns can be located from bullets or casings found at the scene of a crime.
A second sear, poised just behind a second notch in the hammer. It is possible that when a cocked firearm is dropped or sharply jarred, a
single sear could jump out of its notch and the hammer could fall, firing the gun accidentally. In this event, an intercepting sear
would engage before the hammer could fall completely, preventing an accidental discharge. On a gun with intercepting sears, only
by pulling the trigger are both sears moved out of the way simultaneously, allowing the gun to fire.
Intercepting sears are usually found on better sidelock actions. They are sometimes found on best boxlocks,
and can be recognized by an extra screw behind the action fences, in addition to the usual two screws (or pins) along the lower rear of the receiver.
A type of aperture rear sight with a large opening and a thin rim that seems to fade out when the shooter looks through it.
Sometimes installed on rifles and shotguns intended for home defense or police use.
A type of airgun that shoots spherical non-metallic pellets.
A tip for a cleaning rod, a jag, with spirally-radial wires for vigorously scrubbing a gun's bore.
A complete cartridge of several obsolete types and of today's rimfire and center-fire versions
A larger class of machine gun..
Abbreviation for Double Action/Single Action. A type of firearm that is designed to operate in double action on the first shot, and in single action on the second and subsequent shots.
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