The Definition of Makarov
The Soviet Union's standard military and police side arm from 1951 to 1991 replacing the Tokarev TT-33 semi-automatic pistol and the Nagant M1895 revolver.
Designed by Nikolay Fyodorovich Makarov, it is a blowback operated semiautomatic pistol which fires the 9x18mm Makarov cartridge, and holds 8 rounds in the magazine.
19 Other Firearms Definitions You Need To Know
Markings impressed into the base of a cartridge case, normally identifying the maker's name, the cartridge calibre designation, and sometimes the date.
A trigger system designed by Remington Arms Company.
Informal shooting at any of a variety of inanimate targets.
American name for the German "Parabellum" semiautomatic pistol introduced in 1900.
The Parabellum was designed by Georg Luger, and based on the earlier Borchardt pistol.
The official German military nomenclature was "Pistole '08" or "Po8." At first, it was chambered for the 7.65mm Parabellum round.
Soon, it was modified to use the 9mm Parabellum cartridge, which is what most people refer to today when talking about a 9mm cartridge.
"Luger" is now a trademark owned by the Stoeger Arms Co.
A mark within a border, typically
stamped into the wood, especially of an American military rifle. It shows the
initials of the name of the accepting inspector and often, the date he accepted
the firearm into service.
Common term for federally restricted "short-barreled shotgun (rifle)" as with a conventional shotgun with barrel less than 18" (rifle less than 16") or overall length less than 26.
A hollow, piece of metal (or plastic in the case of a shotgun shell) that is closed on one end except for a small hole which holds a primer.
The open end holds the bullet. The hollow portion holds the powder.
Together the assembled unit is called a cartridge.
The amount of rearward force exerted by the propellant gases on the bolt or breech of a firearm action or breech when a projectile is fired.
The applied force has both magnitude and direction, making it a vector quantity. This is also known as
Bolt Thrust on firearms that are Bolt Action
A double-barrel shotgun, with relatively tight choke boring and a relatively high-combed stock used for shooting live pigeons
(euphemistically known as flyers) which normally rise when released. To better absorb recoil, a pigeon gun is normally heavier than
a field gun as one shoots heavy loads and walks only a little. Because of the inevitable expense of this shooting discipline,
pigeon guns are often built to a high standard of quality and reliability in deluxe grades with highly figured walnut stocks and fine engraving.
A type of firearm action which uses a lever located around the trigger guard area,
(often including the trigger guard itself) to load fresh cartridges into the chamber of the barrel when the lever is worked.
An artillery piece used to fire shells over short ranges at very high trajectories.
The premier bolt action, whose design by Paul Mauser coalesced in 1898,
and from which were derived the Springfield 1903, the Winchester Model 70 and many others.
The condition of a cartridge not firing when an attempt to fire it is made.
It can be caused by either a defective cartridge or a defective firearm.
The term is frequently misused to indicate a Negligent Discharge of a firearm.
Protective plates, usually of steel or horn, covering the top and bottom of a gunstock's butt only (the heel and the toe); leaving wood exposed in the center
The unalienable right of all of the people, stated in the Second Article of The Bill of Rights, to possess and use personally owned firearms for sport, recreation, personal protection, and the defense of the nation.
A firearm loaded through the breech.
The process of assembling cartridge case, bullet or shot, wads and primer to produce a complete cartridge with the use of
hand tools in the interest of loading for firearms for which cartridges are not available, experimenting with loads
to achieve better performance, or to save money. Not to be attempted without knowledgeable instruction and careful study of the process.
A bolt-action designed by Browning firearms.
The x-bolt action features a short 60° bolt lift. So it is fast cycling and allows working the bolt quicker without the scope getting in the way.
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