A screw that extends from the trigger guard into and through the stock.
Nitrated cellulose (either cotton linters, wood pulp or a mixture of the two) which is used for the manufacture of smokeless propellant. Chemical name – nitrocellulose.
A commonly used term for cartridge and muzzle loading propellant.
A room that is maintained for the purpose of keeping guns in storage, on display, or for repair.
A filler piece attached to the front of the grip of a firearm.
An auxiliary device on the grip of some handguns which is intended to prevent firing until depressed.
Barrel rifling in which the rate of twist is faster at the muzzle than at the chamber end.
The major diameter in a barrel which is the diameter of a circle circumscribed by the bottom of the grooves in a rifled barrel.
1. A metallic cup attached to the base of some lead alloy bullets. 2. An obturating cup used under the piston in crusher pressure testing.
A series of consecutive shots fired at the same aiming point without changing the sight adjustments of the firearm.