The knob on some iron and telescopic sights which is turned in either direction to adjust the horizontal setting of the notch, aperture or reticle of the sight.
A micrometer type device found on some iron and telescopic sights which allows the shooter to make precision adjustments to the horizontal setting.
A manual safety found on some bolt action rifles, usually mounted at the rear of the bolt assembly, which pivots in an arc at right angles to the bore line.
A line on each of two mating parts used to indicate proper alignment. Also known as Draw-Line or Index Mark.
A bulge or swelling in the pistol grip of a stock to fit the palm of the trigger hand. Named after inventor Louis Wundhammer.
A bullet made from paraffin and other wax preparation, usually for short range indoor target shooting.
An instrument used in anti-personnel combat. The term is never used when referring to target or sporting firearms.
1. The solid portion of a brass centerfire cartridge case between the inside of the case at the head and the bottom of the primer pocket. 2. The smallest dimension of a smokeless powder kernel.
A rifle stock developed by Colonel Townsend Whelen which features a forward sloping comb and cheekpiece.
Cartridges designed by individual inventors that have never been commercially manufactured.