Rim-fire
Rim-fire Rim"-fire`, a. Having the percussion fulminate in a rim surrounding the base, distinguished from {center-fire}; -- said of cartridges; also, using rim-fire cartridges; as, a rim-fire gun. Such cartridges are now little used. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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