Any sight, front or rear, not containing optical magnifying elements. It may be fixed or adjustable. Also called Metallic Sight.
On firearms with a one-piece stock, an intermediate part that holds the wood against the barrel and frame and retains the latch mechanism.
The elapsed time from moment of firing-pin contact on the primer to the point on the X (time) axis equal to the point where the pressure time curve indicates propellant burning has initiated.
A heated die process which produces a carved effect in the gun stock or forearm.
The abbreviation for Improved Military Rifle Powder. A single base, tubular, smokeless propellant.
A firearm is said to be “In Battery” when the breeching mechanism is in the proper position for firing.
A firearm design incorporating it’s firing mechanism substantially in line with the longitudinal axis of the barrel. Ignition gases are typically induced concentric to the bore with this design.
1. Usually a blank cartridge used in industrial applications such as stud drivers. Usually color coded to indicate power level. Also referred to as power tool cartridges and power actuated tool cartridges. 2. 8 Gauge industrial loads with single projectiles or buckshot used for cleaning continuous cement kilns and other industrial applications.
1. A device intended to function during recoil to set the fire control mechanism to fire a second barrel. 2. A device intended to function during recoil to prevent doubling on some double barrel shotguns.
A tool using impact to remove a bullet from a cartridge case.