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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 praeparet bellum", or in English, "If you wish peace, prepare for war".
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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 distinguishing feature of such a gun to distinguish it from a true muzzle loading rifle is that it will have a short stock and thus be intended to be fired fro [..]
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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 airgun.
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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 to make it harder. Plain lead bullets are limited to about 700-800 fps velocity, those of an alloy of lead, tin and antimony can go up to about 1400 [..]
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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 prone shooting and anything up to 30x and above, for bench-rest shooting.
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