Breech action
Breech action Breech action The breech mechanism in breech-loading small arms and certain special guns, as automatic and machine guns; -- used frequently in referring to the method by which the movable barrels of breech-loading shotguns are locked, unlocked, or rotated to loading position. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Breech-loading weapon — naval breech loader. Notice that there is a series of interlocking doors that never permit an open path from the gunhouse, down which a flash might travel, to the magazine.A breech loading weapon is a firearm (a rifle, a gun etc.) in which the… …   Wikipedia

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  • action — /ˈækʃən / (say akshuhn) noun 1. the process or state of acting or of being active: *He never tired of watching these, whether they were in action or at rest. –xavier herbert, 1938. 2. something done; an act; deed: *Her eyes held his, as though… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Action Search —    For firearms, combination of the receiver or frame and breech bolt together with ohter parts of the mechanism by which a firearm is loaded, fired and unloaded …   Hunting glossary

  • Chose in action — Action Ac tion, n. [OF. action, L. actio, fr. agere to do. See {Act}.] 1. A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quantity of action — Action Ac tion, n. [OF. action, L. actio, fr. agere to do. See {Act}.] 1. A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Firearm action — In firearms terminology, an action is the system of operation used to load rounds and/or seal the breech. In many weapons a breechblock reciprocates in the receiver of the firearm. The term is also used for the physical parts inside the weapon… …   Wikipedia

  • Bolt action — The term bolt action refers to a type of firearm action in which the weapon s bolt is operated manually by the opening and closing of the breech with a small handle, most commonly placed on the right hand side of the weapon. As the handle is… …   Wikipedia

  • Break-action — A break action firearm is one whose barrels are hinged, and rotate perpendicular to the bore axis to expose the breech and allow loading and unloading of ammunition. A separate operation may be required for the cocking of a hammer to fire the new …   Wikipedia

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