Express rifle

Express rifle
Express rifle Ex*press" ri"fle A sporting rifle for use at short ranges, employing a large charge of powder and a light (short) bullet, giving a high initial velocity and consequently a flat trajectory. It is usually of moderately large caliber. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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