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Parabellum


a) A term synonymous with the 9 mm pistol calibre cartridge. b) A contraction of the quotation from Vegetius in the 4th century AD, the original Latin of which is, "Qui desidererat pacem prae [..]
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Musket


The name of a shoulder fired muzzle loading, flintlock which is usually, but not always, a smoothbore gun held in both hands. Note that 'Rifled Muskets' have been made and the main distingui [..]
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Minie


A cylindrical shaped bullet used in muzzle-loaders. It has a pointed tip and a hollow base which spreads to give a good seal to the barrel when it is fired; in a similar manner to a pellet in an airgu [..]
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Matchlock


A muzzle loading firearm which is fired by means of a slowly burning match being applied to a flash hole by means of the trigger.
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Magazine


a) A device for holding ammunition ready for loading into the chamber of a repeating firearm. b) A storage room for ammunition and, or explosives.
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Load


a) To place a round of ammunition in a firearm chamber or magazine. b) A specific type or composition of ammunition.
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Lead


An elemental metal from which the majority of bullets are made. Dull grey in colour, it is highly malleable with a low melting temperature and is easily alloyed with other metals, such as tin in order [..]
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Land


The raised portion of rifling.
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19-Aug-2016.
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Zoom


A term used to describe variable magnification optical devices. In the case of telescopic sights a magnification of about 4x is the maximum for shooting from the unsupported standing position, 10x for [..]
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