Armoury 4 Page 3

September 7, 2008 · Filed Under Guns · Comment 

Armoury 4 – Guns for Sale – Page 3 of 5 pages

Saur in 308 Win with Interchangable Bolt Magazines and Barrel in 223 R.

Saur in 308 Win with Interchangable Bolt Magazines and Barrel in 223 R.

At Owen Guns, we have several secure armouries storing thousands of rifles and guns for sale. If you are interested in any of these firearms, please note the make and serial number and send an email to us at owenguns@spiderweb.com.au. We will reply with a photo of the rifle and purchase details.

A list of the firearms in Armoury 4 (130RO – Page 3 – current at 30/7/09)

MANUFACTURER MODEL ACTION CAL. SERIAL NO. MAG CAP
GECADO 22 AIR 177 1058 1
B.S.A. SPORTSMAN 15 BO 22 LC22240 15
LITHGOW 1 BO 22 261145 1
B.S.A. No.1Mk111 BO 303-25 35196 10
LITHGOW No.1Mk111 BO 303 7167 10
LITHGOW No.1Mk111 BO 303-22 2655 10
SLAZENGER 12 BO 22 56990 10
WINCHESTER 67A BO 22 25651 1
BELGIAN N/A BO 22 34370 1
REMINGTON 341 BO 22 103367 12
BELGIAN N/A BO 22 46206 1
J.W. MOLDEN N/A BR 12g 119308 2
BELGIAN DOUBLE BARREL BR 12g 8036 2
BELGIAN DOUBLE BARREL BR 12g 22118 2
STEVENS SINGLE BARREL BR 12g A99240 1
WINCHESTER 60 BO 22 791 12
BROWNING UNKNOWN SA 22 45407 10
SHANGHAI 61 AIR 177 H305627 1
LITHGOW 1 BO 22 197879 1
LITHGOW 1B BO 22 114321 1
SHANGHAI 61 AIR 177 8861 1
LITHGOW 1A BO 22 2891 1
LITHGOW 1B BO 22 177664 1
SHANGHAI 61 BR 177 NILVIS 1
LITHGOW 12 BO 22 12211 10
MOSSBERG 342K B0 22 RS110846 5
BERETTA UNKNOWN BR 12 RS110846 1
BOITO NILVIS BR 12ga 757785 1
B.S.A. No1Mk111 BO 303 11410 10
NILSTATED NILSTATED AIR 177 MJ001 1
ENFIELD TC10 SA 9 132 32
STIRLING 14P BO 22 692202 10
NORINCO EM45 AIR 177 016857 1
ENFIELD TC10 SA 9 816 32
ANSCHUTZ 1388 BO 22 999505 1
RUGER P89 SA 9mm 30916066 15
STIRLING 12 BO 22 A000036 1
MAYNARD STEVENS JR BR 22 LRW1 1
HARRINGTON&RICHARDSON Norcester Mass USA BR 12 A409163 1
SAVAGE 3B/P61 BO 22 HCG001 1
LITHGOW 12 BO 22 83746 5
DAISY 36 AIR 177 E781949 1
ENFIELD ARMS CANON ML 70 7149 1
ENFIELD EXP TC10 SA 9mm 0039 32
ENFIELD EXP TC10 SA 9mm 542 32
ENFIELD ARMS PEPPER POT REPEATER 22 90742 6
REMINGTON NILVIS PUMP 22 364371 10
LITHGOW No.1Mk.111 BO 303 F32151 10
LITHGOW No.1Mk.111 BO 303 B77264 10
CARL GUSTAF 96 BO 6.5×55 480584 5
WINCHESTER 69 BO 22 NILVIS 5
LITHGOW 1B BO 22 82609 1
STIRLING U.K. BR 12 6892 1
STIRLING 14 BO 22 688389 10
FN SINGLE SHOT BO 22 51565 1
SPORTCO 71A SA 22 EB758 10
CHINESE U/K AIR 177 014586 1
B.S.A. BVRPNP BO 22 LC20873 10
GECARDO 22 BR 177 NILVIS 1
ASTRA CICLOPE BR 12ga 80737 1
ANSCHUTZ 56 BOLT 22 170334 1
NORINCO 54 SA 7.62 38302384 8
RECK R15 RV 38 32984 6
LITHGOW 1B BO 22 160336 1
WINCHESTER 250 LV 22 417157 15
STIRLING 14 BO 22 A271196 10
VOERE NILVIZ BO 22 136122 1
SPORTCO 40 BO 22 V1919 1
WINCHESTER 370 BR 12 70650 1
STIRLING 14 BO 22 624960 5
MAUSER 98 BO 30 8812 5
ENFIELD No.1Mk111 BO 303 6962 10
OWEN ENFIELD TC10 SA 9 0116 30
OWEN ENFIELD TC10 SA 9 0117 30
NORINCO 4 BO 22 8301221 5
FN NILVIS BO 22 400465 1
SHANGHAI 61 AIR 177 SRL1257 1
DAISY 856 AIR 177 011267 500
LITHGOW 1 BO 22 26406 1
BSA UNKNOWN AIR 177 NILVIS 1
ZABALA HERMANOS UNKNOWN BR 12g 6003578196 2
LITHGOW No.1Mk111 BO 303.25 72417 10
LITHGOW 1A BO 22 102816 1
USSR IJ-18 BR 12 T13711 1
FAST DEER UNKNOWN AIR 177 HT090539Q 1
LITHGOW No.1Mk111 BO 303 26538 10
HAENEL 300 AIR 177 NILVIS 1
STIRLING 15 BO 22m 781640 5
SAVAGE No.4Mk1 BO 30 0C29461 10
STIRLING 1500 BO 22mag A014652 5
MAUSER 93 BO 7×57 T1910 5
CHINESE 54 BO 7.62×54 1259401 5
LITHGOW 1 BO 22 10311 1
FN YOUTH BO 22 66352 1
GECADO 22 AIR 177 3558 1
STEVENS 1913 BR 12g 548CJ 1
WINCHESTER 62 BO 22 NILVIS 1
LITHGOW 1A BO 22 66403 1
B.S.A. SPORTSMAN 15 BO 22 LE63409 15
LITTLE WONDER SINGLE BARREL BO 410 105G19 1
BELGIUM UNKNOWN RV 22 NILVIS 6
STIRLING 15 BO 22m 405397 5
LITHGOW 1 BO 22 219869 1A
NORICA 66 AIR 177 L09993 1
REMINGTON 511 BO 22 1908035 5
WINCHESTER 37A BR 12 C593602 1
STIRLING 15 BO 22m 405550 5
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON 1900 BR 12 A14920 1
ENFIELD 9800 BO 303 9800 10
GLENFIELD 20 BO 22 19742479 5
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON 1900 BR 12 A279236 1
MARLIN 37 PA 22 10999 15
SLAZENGER 1 BO 22 106103 1
STITZ SINGLE SHOT BO 22 334229 1
UNKNOWN Smith&WessonLookalike RV 22 160458JAT 6
GAMO SPECTRA AIR 177 041C00058296 1
PLEASURE KS-2 AIR 177 NILVIS 1
MERKEL ST-STEELS BR 16/8mm 17353 3
COOEY 840 BR 12 25524 1
FERLACH UNKNOWN BO 22 4556515622 1
VOERE UNKNOWN BO 22 397464 5
WALKER & CO UNKNOWN BR 12 77L 2
B.S.A. 1885 MH 45 NILVIS 1
GRICE 1762 ML 74 NILVIS 1
MAUSER 98 BO 8×57 627 5
LITHGOW 1 BO 0.22 464641 1
ARISAKA 99 BO 7.7 91512 5
MAUSER 98 BO 8×57 NILVIS 5
MAUSER 98/30 BO 8×57 44119 5
CARL GUSTAF 96 BO 6.5 425450 5
NAGANT 1895 RV 7.62 10080 7
ENFIELD No.1Mk1   BO 303 3294 10
REMINGTON 4 RB .32RF J306061 1
ENFIELD No.1Mk111 BO 222 28496 10
LITHGOW No.1Mk111 BO 303 36815 10
WINCHESTER 92 LA 25-20 986867 5
STIRLING 15 BO 22m  611764 5
SPORTLAND UNKNOWN BR 12 201437 2
COOEY 750 BO 22 15895 1
WINCHESTER 150 LA 22 B1072626 10
UNKNOWN 70 AIR 177 274389 1
NORICA 80 AIR 22 H58226 1
BAIKAL IJ18 BR 410 K06583 1
DAISY 1894 AIR 177 NILVIS 100
LEE ENFIELD No.1Mk111 BO 303-25 B15542 10
STIRLING 15 BO 22 401379 5
BAIKAL IJ18M BR 12 13194 1
IVER JOHNSON UNKNOWN BR 12 7378 1
IMI UNKNOWN BR 12 667287 1
BOITO UNKNOWN BR 12 920217 1
BAIKAL TOZ16 BR 22 AGN4248 1
BAIKAL UNKNOWN BR   K4769 1
LEE ENFIELD No.1Mk111 BO 303.25 71309 10
LITHGOW No.1Mk111 BO 303 83577 10
WINCHESTER 600 BO 22 34042 10
GREENER CADET MH 310 87998 1
SHANGHAI 64 AIR 177 981994 1
WINCHESTER 1906 PA 22 496049 10
OGLE IJ18M BR 12 K12713 1
STIRLING 20 SA 22 A019839 10
STIRLING 14 BO 22 A116920 10
UNKNOWN SINGLE BARREL BR 12 681994 1
ITALIAN DRAGOONS CAP & BALL 44 2594 6
MOORE UNKNOWN BR 12 17981 2
NOBLE 275 LA 22 3686 10
STIRLING 20 SA 22 578104 10
MOMAG EXPORT BO 22 418347 1
SAVAGE 3B BO 22 8147 1
MARLIN 10 GLENFIELD BO 22 25671373 1
B.S.A. METEOR AIR 22 TG15827 1
C.G. BONEHILL DOUBLE BARREL BR 12 103741 2
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON UNKNOWN BR 12 A68139 1
LITHGOW No.1Mk111 BO 303-25 73649 10
REMINGTON 581 BO 22 32560 5
SMITH & WESSON (DEACT) VICTORY SA 38S&W 640568 6
WW GREENER GP MH 12 31669 1
LITHGOW 1B BO 22 127938 1
STIRLING 14 BO 22 A003352 10
RUSSIAN NK18 AIR 177 X47096 1
ITALY FABRICA BR 12 1200 1
SPORTCO 46 BO 22 UA2626 1
VOERE SPORTER BO 22 679700 5
STIRLING 14 BO 22 776507 10
STIRLING 15 BO 22 632483 5
JGA U.K. BO 22 201370 1
GECADO 25 AIR 177 NILVIZ 1
REMINGTON 514 BO 22 2021253 1
KRICO SPORTER BO 22 401589 5
SQUIBMAN 11A BO 22 88253 5
LITHGOW 1 BO 22 8621308 1
BRNO 1 BO 22 50270 5
LITHGOW SMLE BO 303 71084 10
WINCHESTER  55 AUTO COCK 22 618 1
STEVENS CM710 BR 20 CM710 1
HFC NILVIS BR 12 34871 1
DIANA 25 AIR 177 256595 1
NORINCO JW8 BO 22 17206 5
BRNO UNKNOWN SA 22 52671 8
LITHGOW 1B BO 22 147477 1
LAKEFIELD ARMS LTD Mark 2 BO 22 57949 5
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Armoury 4 Page 2

September 7, 2008 · Filed Under Guns · Comment 

Armoury 4 – Guns for Sale – Page 2 of 5 pages

Saur in 308 Win with Interchangable Bolt Magazines and Barrel in 223 R.

Saur in 308 Win with Interchangable Bolt Magazines and Barrel in 223 R.

At Owen Guns, we have several secure armouries storing thousands of rifles and guns for sale. If you are interested in any of these firearms, please note the make and serial number and send an email to us at owenguns@spiderweb.com.au. We will reply with a photo of the rifle and purchase details.

A list of the firearms in Armoury 4 (130RO – Page 2 – current at 30/7/09) follows:

MANUFACTURER MODEL ACTION CAL. SERIAL NO. MAG CAP
ENFIELD ARMS SAMBO BOLT 410 4059746 4
ENFIELD ARMS SAMBO BOLT 410 1332529 4
ENFIELD ARMS SAMBO BOLT 410 3178661 4
ENFIELD ARMS SAMBO BOLT 410 3262112 4
BELGIUM DOUBLE DAY BREAK 12GA 75935 2
LITHGOW NIL BOLT 22 1058 1
SAVAGE 340 BOLT 22HT D506318 5
LEE ENFIELD SMLE BOLT 303 99976 10
H&R 1900 BREAK 20GA 325859 1
GECADO 25 BREAK 177 68 1
STITZ NIL BOLT 22 217427 1
ANCION J&CO 1840 1860 BREAK 12GA GR17 2
CHINESE 61 BREAK 177 1989 1
CHINESE PRO BREAK 177 1991 1
CHINESE 61 BREAK 177 4266007236 1
CHINESE 61 BREAK 177 67424719 1
LITHGOW 1 BOLT 22 133660 1
DAISY 958 BREAK 177 7275693H03935 1
CHINESE 61 BREAK 177 5273 1
CHINESE SNIPER 61 BREAK 177 1058 1
STIRLING 12 BOLT 22 664689 1
OWEN ENFIELD TC10 SEMI A 9MM 89 30
CHINESE 61 BREAK 177 1058 1
ENFIELD Experimental BOLT 762 1 5
TOZ T0317 BOLT 22 T10775 5
LITHGOW NoMK3 BOLT 303 83358 10
LITHGOW NoMK3 BOLT 303 60685 10
TRICO Nilvis BOLT 22 66649 5
BSA Meteor BREAK 22 TL5067 1
STIRLING 1400 BOLT 22 A115641 7
BSA nil BOLT 22 K26837 5
LITHGOW 1B BOLT 22 1975 1
STIRLING 20 SEMI A 22 A021045 15
STYER 1912 SA 9STYER 1714C 8
WEBLEY & SCOTT Junior AIR 177 1058 1
NA No1MK1 BOLT 303 3730 10
LEAGE Double Barrel BREAK 12 185 2
SLAZENGER nil BOLT 22 56778 5
DIANNA 72RB BREAK 177 79810 1
BSA No1MK111 BOLT 303 5538120542 10
CARCANO nil BOLT 6.5 AY2338 6
GECADO 22 BREAK 177 NO NUM 16 1
SAVAGE unknown BOLT 32.2 103413 5
EL GAMO nil AIR 177 F44432 1
HARRINGTON&RICHARDSON NIA BR 12 A524915 1
NIL STATED NIA BR 12 1759 2
GECADO Unknown AIR 177 1367 1
HARRINGTON&RICHARDSON Standard BR 12 948119 1
LITHGOW Slazenger BO 22 111029 1
WARD&SON Fine Damascus BR 12G D263 2
BSA Sportsman BO 22 J20648 1
BSA Sportman Ten BO 22 L18668 10
LITHGOW 1 BO 22 8618133 1
LITHGOW Slazenger BO 22 175752 1
ARROW NA BR 177 3100 1
LITHGOW 1 BO 22 41119 1
J LLOYD Double Barrel BR 12 9018 2
J MANTON NA BR 12 9519 2
J O MEYNE Double london BR 12 7150 2
JANSSEN WA BR 12 14328 2
C G BONEHILL The Donmack BR 12 130327 2
R ADAMS NA BR 12 UK15 2
NA NA BR 177 330654 1
RUGER MK1 SA 22 1216799 10
BROWNING A SA 22 95591 12
BROWNING B SA 22 18557 12
STIRLING 14 BO 22 692834 10
WINCHESTER O6 PA 22 773612 10
STEYR M95 BO 856R 2190A 5
BSA Sportsman five BO 22 LE55344 5
HUNGRY NA BR 177 90145083 1
WINCHESTER 39 BO 22 CT004089 1
SPORTCO 40 BO 22 V4208 1
BSA Sportsman fifteen BO 22 LB12489 10
LITHGOW No1MK111 BO 30322 64943 10
LITHGOW 12 BO 22 56102 10
SPORTCO 73A SA 22 B1339 10
FN Single shot BO 22 15557 1
WINCHESTER 600 BO 22 CG100248 10
STITZ SINGLE SHOT BO 22 450372 1
FN SINGLE SHOT BO 22 64415 1
STITZ SINGLE SHOT BO 22 227086 1
HARRINGTON-RICHARDSON 1900 BR 12 A75257 1
SAVAGE NO1MK4 BO 303 9C5276 10
BSA DOUBLE BARREL BR 12 29755 2
BSA SPORTSMAN 15 BO 22 LC34842 10
KRICO NIL BO 22 241208 10
SHANGHAI 61 BR 177 1490 1
NIL STSTED DUSTER BR 12 106046 1
NIL       NIL  
SHANGHAI 64 BR 177 NIL 1
           
LITHGOW 12 22 BA 22 25567 8
BSA NIL BO 222 2P4068 5
SPORTCO 46 BO 22 UA1358 1
BAVARIA NIL BR 177 7351 1
NIL NIL     NIL NIL
STIRLING 1500 BO 22 A122825 5
MAMMOUTH GRANDE DISTANCE BR 16 261699451 2
STITZ NILVIS BO 22 308437 1
DEER Break Barrel A 177 RS020744Q 1
STEVENS UNKNOWN BR 12 59061 1
BSA SPORTS 15 BO 22 LC26540 10
JENNINGS J22 SA 22 1066471 6
USSR 38 BR 177 X47729 1
ENFIELD ARMS STOCKMAN BO 7.62X54 3171491 5
ENFIELD ARMS STOCKMAN BO 7.62X54 1038853 5
ENFIELD ARMS STOCKMAN BO 7.62X54 3324758 5
ENFIELD ARMS STOCKMAN BO 7.62X54 3158411 5
LITHGOW No.1 MK3 BO 303.22 63338 10
B.S.A. No.1 MK3 BO 303 13712155522 10
DIKAR EXPRESS ML 12ga 88396820 2
LITHGOW 1 BO 22 218908 1
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON THE WONGA BR 16ga A133603 1
SAVAGE No.4 MK1 BO 303.25 28C8780 10
LITHGOW NO.1 MK3 BO 303 D25088 10
STIRLING 110 BO 22 218232 5
GLOBE DOUBLE BARREL BR 12 66 2
J.G.A. SINGLE SHOT BO 22 433950 1
HUNGARY NILVIS BR 177 43634 1
STEVENS  SINGLE GUN BR 12 879 1
LITHGOW NO.1 MK111 BO 303 5907 10
LITHGOW 1 BO 22 118393 1
XSD 213 SA 9 15012085 8
NIKKO 5000 BR 12 K442746 2
SPORTCO 625 BO 22 RH913 5
USSR 38 AIR 177 48879 1
COOEY 840 BR 12 603106 1
RUGER 22/45 SA 22 22347050 10
LITHGOW 1B BO 22 225728 1
LITHGOW No.1 Mk 111 BO 303 75205 10
GECARDO 22 BR 177 MOD22 1
SAVAGE 30 BO 22 3174 1
LITHGOW No.1 Mk 111 BO 77-54 15469 10
GLOCK 17 SA 9 AV985 17
NIL STATED 61 A 177 379 1
SQUIRES BINGHAM 15 BO 22 405186 5
REMINGTON 700 BO 308 E6898411 5
SPORTCO SPORTCO SA 22 BB541 10
NORINCO JW15 BO 22 8807894 5
ENFIELD EXP TC20 SA 45 124 7
NORINCO EM45 AIR 177 27424 1
BRNO 601 BO 243 15519 5
SPORTCO 10 BO 22 Q6396 10
LITHGOW 1B BO 22 223852 1
COLT 1873 RV 44 1216 6
UBERTI NA RV 44 3828 6
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON NA RV 32 456164 6
RUGER MK11 SA 22 21216934 10
KANGAROO GUN SINGLE BARREL BR 12 YY898 1
LITHGOW 12 BO 22 64603 5
STIRLING  12 BO 22 675456 1
CHINESE NOT VISIBLE BR 177 7700 1
COOEY 840 BR 12 889739 1
BROWNING A5 SA 12 470586 5
ANSCHUTZ NILVIZ BO 22 520622 1
NORINCO JW15 BO 22 8806766 5
MAUSER 98 BO 8×57 38247 5
F.N. 98 BO 30.06 2588 5
WINCHESTER 670 BO 243 G237531 4
LITHGOW 12 BO 22 2305 5
LITHGOW No.1 Mk111 BO 303.25 F8263 5
J.G.L. AUTOMAT 65 SA 22 02246 5
LITHGOW 12 BO 22 18319 5
STIRLING  14 BO 22 A117653 10
SPRINGFIELD 53B BO 22 14 1
FAZAKERLY No.4 Mk1 BO 303-22 5298 10
LITHGOW 1D BO 22 219402 1
B.S.A. SPORTSMAN 5 BO 22 K19470 5
REDMAN DOUBLE BARREL BR 16 19812 2
MOSSBERG 500 PA 12 H051694 8
DRULOV 63 Falling 22 7867 1
Harrington&Richar SINGLE BARREL BR 12 A646836 1
LITHGOW 1B BO 22 228012 1
LITHGOW 12 BO 22 15284 10
PIONEER B6432 AIR 177 NILVIS 1
GECADO 22 AIR 177 22 1
BSA Sportsman fifteen BO 22 LE46428 15
SHANGHAI 61 AIR 177 JH1926AB001 1
Harrington & Richard 1900 BR 12 A43819 1
LITHGOW 1B BO 22 190694 1
VINIMAX 54 SA 7.62×25 6537372 8
BELGIUM LITTLE WONDER BO 22 47 1
Harrington & Richar THE STANDARD BR 12 A953231 1
SEALION 6433 AIR 177 41 1
BSA LONG RIFLE BO 22 LC31114 15
LITHGOW No.1Mk111 BO 303 32226 10
STITZ SINGLE SHOT BO 22 441518 1
Harrington & Richar NILVIZ BR 12ga A198460 1
STIRLING  14 BO 22 A445922 10
CBC 151 BR 12 929824 1
CZ 75 SA 9 169684 15
ITHACA M-49R LV 22 500131640 10
STEVENS SINGLE BARREL BR 12 492MO 1
LITHGOW No.1Mk111 BO 22 F9627 10
LITHGOW 1A BO 22 80765 1
COOEY 840 BR 12 875381 1
SHANGHAI 61 AIR 177 1059 1
LITHGOW 1A BO 22 106161 1
BSA No.1Mk111 BO 303.25 22919 10
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Armoury 4 Page 1

August 25, 2008 · Filed Under Guns · Comment 

Armoury 4 – Guns for Sale – Page 1 of 5 pages

Saur in 308 Win with Interchangable Bolt Magazines and Barrel in 223 R.

Saur in 308 Win with Interchangable Bolt Magazines and Barrel in 223 R.

At Owen Guns, we have several secure armouries storing thousands of rifles and guns for sale. If you are interested in any of these firearms, please note the make and serial number and send an email to us at owenguns@spiderweb.com.au. We will reply with a photo of the rifle and purchase details.

A list of the firearms in Armoury 4 (130RO – Page 1 – current at 30/7/09)

MANUFACTURER MODEL ACTION CAL. SERIAL NO. MAG CAP
MAUSER 98 BO 8X57 5029 5
MAUSER 98 BO 8X57 79 5
MAUSER 98 BO 8X57 1098765432 5
SPRINGFIELD 1903 BO 30 06 1349055 5
CHINESE AIR RFLE BR 177 NO NUM 1
UNKNOWN NIL BR 12GA IK233 1
BSA SPORTSMAN BO 22 JB29427 1
SURESHOT SINGLE SHOT BO 22 5860 1
HUNGARIAN AIR RIFLE BR 177 1553 1
NORINCO JW15A BO 22 8904917 10
DAISY RED RYDER LA 177 E203186 300
LITHGOW 1 BO 22 38082 1
BSA METEOR BR 22 TH41865 1
NORINCO 61 BR 177 66433 1
MIROKU ML22 LA 22 7520735 10
NORINCO 61 BR 177 NO NUM 1
DWM 1904 BO 8X57 D3998 5
DAISY 840 A 177 8E10504 1
JAPANESE 7 BR 177 NO NUM 1
GERMAN STITZ BO 22 381905 1
NORINCO 61 BR 177 268 1
NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 695 5
LITHGOW NO1MK3 BO 303 F19638 10
ENFIELD NO1MK3 BO 303 Y568 10
ENFIELD ARMS STOCKMAN BO 7.62X54 3162638 5
H&R SINGLE SHOT BR 12GA A323479 1
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3233155 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 H1312 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 BV5284 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 MP4796 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 AE5371 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3252040 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 MP116 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 Mr2988 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1230627 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3314135 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3276170 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3274737 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3237886 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3093405 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 A8636 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 TR115 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3295346 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 D4183 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 EP3677 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 RX2282 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3269683 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3206757 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3262775 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3218888 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 O+F248H1943 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1231392 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3282112 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 AR1865 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 MM773 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 5244014 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 A24995 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1385150 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 HE9076 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 M1619 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 XP2232 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 A11720 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1035595 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 10X6390 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 A31994 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 AR2848 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3055818 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3245382 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3047289 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 AU1359 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3085143 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3218412 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 2557 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 HA2301 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3249870 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1357014 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 WH969 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 AR8867 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 A19207 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 MA2281 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1047204 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 HE6646 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1327894 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 KW988 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 749510 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 AA106 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 4059990 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 A52793 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 M37006 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 MY11 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 OM1032 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 72346 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 113986 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1260168 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3265984 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1240911 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1006526 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3270844 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3058759 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3070500 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3C289 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1269700 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1303029 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 N61083 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 OP3512 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 OH3485 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3004167 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 1278874 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BO 7.62X54 3057973 5
GERMAN MONARCH BOLT 22 4421 1
BROWNING A SL 22 35220 10
WINCHESTER 6 PUMP 22 648710 10
STIRLING 12 BOLT 22 675996 1
CHINESE PIONEER BREAK 177 G6432 1
JGA NIL BOLT 22 392021 1
HAENEL III284 BREAK 177 NIL 1
NORINCO JW15 BOLT 22 9018851 5
SPORTING ARMS 50 BOLT 22 8363 1
OMARK 44 BOLT  308 SDQ696 1
ENGLISH NO4MK1 BOLT 303 MC21239 10
GECARDO 25 BREAK 177 NIL 1
SPORTCO 46 BOLT 22 UA2454 1
BSA NIL BOLT 22 LE47195 10
GERMAN NIL BOLT 22 223371 1
SQUIBMAN 11A BOLT 22 112161 5
STIRLING 14 BOLT 22 627692 1
DAISY NIL AIR 177 NIL 1
DAISY NIL AIR 177 NIL 1
LIEGE UNITED ARMS CO NIL BREAK 12GA 1243 2
JAPENESE 38 BOLT 6.5 6452 5
HANEL 303 BREAK 177 792067 1
JGA NIL BOLT 22 332899 1
STEVENS NIL BREAK 12GA 428 1
WINCHESTER 2 BOLT 22 NIL 1
H&R NIL BREAK 12GA A352026 1
WINCHESTER  840 BREAK 12GA 36611 1
LITHGOW 1B BOLT 22 218317 1
LITHGOW 1B BOLT 22 NIL 1
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1724035 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3167028 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 4034432 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1384043 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3066680 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3063942 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 A44606 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1356402 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 A15585 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1335796 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3070869 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 A45910 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3166545 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3073537 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1224257 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3058194 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3058399 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1223466 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3271809 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1136339 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1277313 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 HX7857 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 4003339 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3275726 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1194778 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 BP373 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 A5282 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3169026 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 4013474 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3252575 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 OH966 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3250945 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1268331 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3228835 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3078757 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 EA6542 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 AM4559 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 RN570 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 CE6704 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1314242 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3090673 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3082382 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 10G1423 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3205940 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1180734 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3089483 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 5243200 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 A14502 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 BX4913 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 RP4381 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 ME4535 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1038853 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3131688 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3122910 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3258713 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3250892 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3269087 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 1351522 5
MOSIN NAGANT 53 BOLT 7.62X54 3158411 5
ENFIELD ARMS SAMBO BOLT 410 3255521 4
ENFIELD ARMS SAMBO BOLT 410 A8439 4
ENFIELD ARMS SAMBO BOLT 410 3173577 4
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Armoury 3 – Guns for Sale

August 25, 2008 · Filed Under Guns · Comment 
Nikko Golden Eagle 5000 U/o 12g Skeet

Nikko Golden Eagle 5000 U/o 12g Skeet

Armoury 3  – Guns for Sale

At Owen Guns, we have several secure armouries storing thousands of rifles and guns for sale. If you are interested in any of these firearms, please note the make and serial number and send an email to us at owenguns@spiderweb.com.au. We will reply with a photo of the rifle and purchase details.

A list of the firearms in Armoury 3 (EA402 – current at 30/7/09) follows:

MANUFACTURER MODEL ACTION CAL. SERIAL NO. MAG CAP
OWEN ENFIELD TC10 SA 9 122 30
OWEN ENFIELD TC10 SA 9 104 30
OWEN ENFIELD TC10 SA 9 110 30
OWEN ENFIELD TC10 SA 9 107 9
MARLIN 25MN BO 22m 11486265 7
SPORTCO 62A BO 22 RA5855 10
WINCHESTER 37 BR 12 130071 1
MIROKU ML22 LA 22 73012633 10
SPORTCO 62A BO 22 RA216 5
ENFIELD EXP. TC20 Fr. Only Fr.only O10 Fr.only
ENFIELD EXP. TC20 Fr. Only Fr.only O11 Fr.only
ENFIELD EXP. TC20 Fr. Only Fr.only O13 Fr.only
ENFIELD EXP. TC20 Fr. Only Fr.only O14 Fr.only
SPORTCO 15 BO 22 85345 10
BROWNING   NIL NIL 337556 NIL
LITHGOW VICKERS NIL NIL 4958 NIL
LITHGOW BREN NIL NIL U7695 NIL
JAPANESE UNKNOWN AUTO 30 2801 1
MAUSER FN BOLT 30 06 2657 5

Armoury 2 – Guns for Sale

August 17, 2008 · Filed Under Guns · Comment 

For Sale: Ruger RED Label Under- Over !2 g, (Adjustable Everything)

At Owen Guns, we have several secure armouries storing thousands of rifles and guns for sale. If you are interested in any of these firearms, please note the make and serial number and send an email to us at owenguns@spiderweb.com.au. We will reply with a photo of the rifle and purchase details.

A list of the firearms in Armoury 2 (RK86) follows:

MANUFACTURER MODEL ACTION CAL. SERIAL NO. MAG CAP
JENNINGS J22 SA 22 1066606 6
SMITH & WESSON K RV 38 836761 6
NON FIRING OWEN GUN COPY Mk1 N/A N/A WFM0011 NIL
ENFIELD TC10 SA 45 4570 7
ENFIELD (FRAME ONLY) TC10 SA 45 1798 7
CLONE (FRAME ONLY) 1911 SA N/A CL2003 N/A
DEFA 552 RV 30 2664 5
OMEO HANDY RIFLE BO 9 HR701 25
OMEO HANDY RIFLE BO 9 HR702 25
OWEN GUNS PRECISION BO 7.62×39 OOO1 5
ENFIELD EXP. Frame only Fr.only 843625 Fr.only
ENGLAND No5Mk1 BO 303 X2734 10
B.S.A. No.1  BO 303 892585 10
ENFIELD EXP. TC20 Fr.only Fr.only 436258 Fr.only
ENFIELD EXP. TC20 Fr.only Fr.only 43625 Fr.only
WINCHESTER M1 CARBINE SA 30 6582075 15
ENFIELD EXP. TC20 Fr.only Fr.only OO9 Fr.only
LITHGOW No3 BO 303 36659 10
ENFIELD TC10 FRAME ONLY SA 3
LITHGOW No1Mk111 BO 303 12386 10
JELLY UNKNOWN AIR 177 24980 1
SMLE MOD111HV1944 BO 7.62X39 B85510 10
SPORTCO CADET LA 22 M2219 1
BRNO FOX 2 BO 222 18257 4
ENFIELD 1881 MH 303 2305 1
CBC 122 BO 22 104628 5

Armoury 1 – Guns for Sale

August 13, 2008 · Filed Under Guns · Comment 

"My lands are where my dead lie buried" 'Chief Crazy Horse'

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A list of the firearms in Armoury 1 (RK207 - current at 30/7/09) follows:

MANUFACTURER MODEL ACTION CAL. SERIAL NO. MAG CAP
VOERE 8 98 BOLT 22 317030 1
JONGMANS 82 BOLT 223 269 4
ALPINE SPECIAL BOLT 308 7415 5
GECADO 25 BREAK 177 1058 1
CBC 151 BREAK 12 185876 1
LITHGOW 12 BOLT 22 43165 5
LITHGOW 1B BOLT 22 224144 1
SLAZENGER 1B BOLT 22 128297 1
THE WONGA Single Barrel BREAK 12 297631 1
NORINCO HL12-102 PA 12 9002619 5
B.S.A. CADET MH 310 63119 1
MARGOLIN TARGET SA 22 E0076 8
CBC 151 BREAK 410 578771 1
BOITO Single Barrel BREAK 410 746477 1
STIRLING 20 SA 22 A618709 10
LeeENFIELD No.1Mk111 BOLT 303 J3227 10
B.S.A. METEOR AIR 177 NG98424 1
ROSSI 22 PA 22 G222043 10
STIRLING 1500 BOLT 22 A016596 5
WINCHESTER 1894 LA 3030 5018966 6
SPORTCO 71A SA 22 EC534 10
VOERE 73 SA 22 257215 10
RUGER Oct-22 SA 22 12997775 10
BAIKAL 1J18 BREAK 12 T15240 1
REMINGTON 3 BOLT 3006 3031770 5
BOITO UNKNOWN BREAK 20 500451 1
STIRLING 14 BOLT 22 393658 10
HORTON STEELFORCE     E89255  
LITHGOW No1Mk111 BOLT 25-303 76365 10
PHOENIX HP22 SA 22 4238953 10
STIRLING 12 BOLT 22 664981 1
SALVINELLI STIRLING BREAK 12g 31497 1
BENTLY 30R PUMP 12 802201 5
ROSSI 14 BREAK 12 693060809R 2
NORINCO JW21 LA 22 9509226 10
FEINWERKBAU 2 AIR 177 0.1492 1
RUGER 1022 SA 22 24238401 10
BROWNING UNKNOWN SA 22 73621 10
CROSSMAN MARK11 AIR 177 47500867 1
RUGER 1028 SA 22 11297087 10
RUGER SECURITY SIX RV 38 151-20362 6
PARKER HALE SAFARI DELUX BOLT 243 G11525 5
SPORTCO 80 BREAK 12 SB483 1
SHANGHI 61 AIR 177 NILVIS 1
KRICO 302E BOLT 22 301950 5
RUGER 2245 SA 22 22066167 10
ANSCHUTZ 1441/42 BOLT 22 1037247 10
BOITO UNKNOWN BR 12 481141 1
STIRLING 14 BO 22 A270951 10
NORINCO JW15A BO 22 9003904 10

GENERAL GLOSSARY

May 23, 2008 · Filed Under Glossaries · Comment 

 

GENERAL GLOSSARY

Action: Breech mechanism of a firearm, by which it is loaded and unloaded, and which houses most of the moving parts.

Airgun: Not a firearm but a gun that uses compressed air or CO2 to propel a projectile. Examples: BB gun, pellet gun, CO2 gun.

Ammunition: This generally refers to the assembled components of complete cartridges or rounds i.e., a case or shell holding a primer, a charge of propellant (gunpowder) and a projectile (bullets in the case of handguns and rifles, multiple pellets or single slugs in shotguns). Sometimes called “fixed ammunition” to differentiate from components inserted separately in muzzle loaders.

Antique: By federal definition, a firearm manufactured prior to 1899 or a firearm for which ammunition is not generally available or a firearm incapable of firing fixed ammunition.

Anvil: In a primer or cartridge case a fixed point which the priming mixture is crushed, and thereby detonated by the action of the firing pin.

Armour-piercing Ammunition: By federal definition, “a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium. Such term does not include shotgun shot required by… game regulations for hunting purposes, a frangible projectile designed for target shooting, a projectile which the Secretary finds is primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes, or any other projectile or projectile core which the Secretary finds is intended to be used for industrial purposes, including a charge used in an oil and gas well perforating device.”

Assault Rifles: Class of Rifle generally characterised by the use of a short cartridge and the ability to fire either single shots or short bursts.

Automatic: A firearm designed to feed cartridges, fire them, eject their empty cases and repeat this cycle as long as the trigger is depressed and cartridges remain in the feed system. Examples: machine guns, submachine guns, selective-fire rifles, including true assault rifles.

Automatic Pistol: As commonly used, a pistol which on the pressure of the trigger, will fire and re-load ready to fire the next shot. This is, strictly speaking, a self-loading pistol, and the term ‘automatic’ should only be applied to those pistols ( and other firearms) which will fire and continue to reload and fire so long as the trigger is pressed and there is ammunition available- e.g. machine guns. Automatic pistols can be divided into broad classes, those with locked breeches and those without, the latter being called ‘blowback’

Back Strap: The rear portion of that part of a handgun frame to which the stocks are attached.

Ball: Originally a spherical projectile, now generally a fully jacketed bullet of cylindrical profile with round or pointed nose. Most commonly used in military terminology.

Ballistics:  The science of moving projectiles.

Barleycorn: & Bead : Are two forms of foresight used with rifles.

Barrel: The part’s of a firearm through which passes the bullet or shot, travelling from breech to muzzle.

Base Wad: A compressed paper filler inside the head of the shot shell, used to keep the powder in position in front of the flashing end of the primer.

Battery: The metal arm of a flintlock mechanism against which the flint strikes to create sparks in the flash pan.

Battery Cup: A small metal cup, inserted in the head of the shell or cartridge; in which the cap (primer) is seated.

Beavertail: The forearm or fore-end grip of a firearm which is made wider than standard.

Belted Cartridge: A narrow band around the base of the cartridge case just forward of the  extraction rebate, of which the forwards edge of this band is the place where chamber head space is calculated from.

Black Powder: A mixture of charcoal, sulphur and saltpetre used as a Propellent. Gives off much white smoke when burned.

Blank Cartridge: A round loaded with black powder or a special smokeless powder but lacking a projectile. Used mainly in starting races, theatrical productions, troop exercises and in training dogs.

Blow Back: Is said to occur on firing when gas escapes to the rear, between the cartridge and the sides of the cartridge chamber.

Blow Back System: Operation of an automatic firearm in which the breech block or bolt is not physically locked to the barrel. On firing, the explosion pressure in the chamber causes the cartridge case to be expelled rearwards, where it impinges on the face of the bolt or block and drives it to the rear.

Blow Forward: System of operation of an automatic arm analogous to blowback but in which the breech block is anchored to the firearm and cannot move. The chamber pressure causes the barrel to move forward away from the breech block due to the cartridge case being forced back and the bullet and barrel moving forward.

Bolt Action: Form of breech closure performed by moving in the prolongation of the firearms barrel axis. A  turnbolt in which the bolt is manually pushed forward and then rotated in order to lock by means of angular lugs.

Bolt (Cylinder Stop): A moveable stud protruding through a revolver frame into a notch in the cylinder to hold said cylinder in alignment with a barrel.

Bore: is the interior of the barrel between the front end of the chamber and the muzzle. This term is also sometimes used to denote the calibre.

Bore Diameter:  In rifled arms the diametrical measurement between tops of lands.

Box Magazine: Form of ammunition dispenser which takes the form of a metallic box, either detachable from the weapon and held in a magazine housing or actually forming part of the firearms body. Inside the box is a follower or platform a plate shaped to place pressure on the ammunition contained in the box, this pressure being sustained by a spring.. The magazine may be in a single or double column. The design of the open end of the magazine, the feed lips position the topmost round to align it with the bolt or breech block.

Brass: A synonym for expended metallic cartridge cases.

Breech: The barrel is usually attached to the breech of a firearm. The cartridge is inserted into the breech and locked into place.

Breech Bolt: The part in the breech that controls the thrust of the explosion when the cartridge is detonated.

Bullet: The projectile only, not the cartridge case.

Caliber: Bore or grove diameter expressed in decimals of an inch, other wise in the metric system.

Cam: Is a disc, curved surface, or groove, employed to convert a rotating into a reciprocating motion, or to change the direction of a body in motion.

Cannelure: Circumferential groove pressed or cast in a bullet, generally to allow crimping the case to the bullet. Also a groove in a case to provide a seat for the bullet.

Caplock:. Part of a Muzzle-loading Gun whose ignition system employs a percussion cap, a small metal cup containing a detonating mixture. This cup placed on a “nipple” transmits flame to the powder charge when struck by the guns hammer.

Cap, Primer: The cup in a cartridge case that contains the priming compound which detonates the powder.

Carbine: A short rifle usually for use by cavalry, artillery or others whose primary task is not infantry and need a firearm for self defence.

Cartridge:  A complete round of ammunition, made up of a cartridge case, primer, bullet (or Shot) and powder. This term derived from the French word cartouche, a roll or case of paper containing powder and shot. Since the arrival of metal cartridges, it contains brass or copper case, the powder charge, the primer and the projectile. It is also used in describing shotshells for shotguns, although these contain numerous pellets and not a bullet.

Cartridge Head Space:. Critical dimension in the assembly of a firearm. It is basically the distance between the face of the bolt or breech block and in the base of the cartridge case and is measured in tens of thousands of an inch. If head space is excessive the cartridge case will be able to move out of the chamber when fired and may burst or expand the firearm. If the head space is insufficient the bolt or breech block may be prevented from locking.]

Cartridge Case: Commonly, the brass, steel or copper envelope that contains powder, primer and projectile (shot), but applicable to shot-shells and even  plastic cases.

Case Rim (flange): The thin circular portion of a cartridge case gripped by the extractor to remove it from the chamber.

Centre-fire:  Cartridges those ignited by means of (generally) a separate and replaceable primer located centrally in the head of the case.

Chamber: Enlarged and specially shaped portion of the barrel at its rear end, into which the cartridge is placed prior to firing. The chamber holds  the cartridge and by its lead or blending in to the rifled bore, directs the bullet into the rifling in proper alignment.

Chamber Cast: An impression of a gun chamber obtained by filling the chamber with a molten or liquid material which hardens without significant shrinkage.

Charger: Is a holder which contains a (usually 5) cartridges, for the magazine of a rifle. On loading, the cartridges are swept out of the charger into the magazine.

Choke: The constriction in the muzzle end of a shotgun barrel by means of which control is exerted upon the shot charge in order to throw it’s pellets into a definite area of predetermined concentration.

Clip: Is a holder which contains a (usually 5) cartridges for the magazine of a rifle. On loading, the clip and cartridges are inserted into the magazine; the clip drops out of the bottom of the magazine when empty.

Comb: The upper edge of the firearm stock where the cheek normally rests.

Compensator: Device screwed to the muzzle of a firearm or formed integrally with the barrel or jacket, which deflects some of the emergent gas upwards. This tends to drive the muzzle downwards and counters the tendency for the muzzle to rise during firing due to the axis of thrust being above the point of resistance.

Cone: The slope of the forward end of the chamber of a rifles or shotgun which decreases the chamber diameter to bore diameter. Also called Forcing Cone.
Compound Bullet: Is one composed of a lead core with a thin envelope or jacket of hard metal covering its nose and generally its sides.

Cop-killer Bullet: An inflammatory phrase having neither historical basis nor legal or technical meanings.

Cordite: A British form of nitro-cellulose/nitroglycerine propellant extruded in strings or rods the length of the cartridge powder space. Considered highly erosive to barrels.

Corrosion: The eating away of the metal parts of a firearm due to rusting or oxidization or from the corrosive salts deposited from the powder or primer.

Crane (yoke): In a solid-frame, slide-swing revolver, that part which is pivoted to the frame, (receiver) and carries the cylinder.

Creep: The amount of crawl or drag in a trigger before it lets go of the sear, instead of a short snappy let off.

Crimp: The bending inward of the case mouth perimeter, in order to grip and hold the bullet, or to keep the shot in a paper case intact.

Cylinder: In a revolver, a cartridge container that rotates (generally) around as axis parallel to and below the barrel.

Cylinder latch: A part, usually actuated by one’s thumb, to disengage the cylinder of a revolver so the arm may be opened for loading.

Decapping: Punching out or otherwise removing a fired primer from a cartridge case.

Dent Oil: An inward depression in a cartridge case caused by lubricant trapped between it and the resizing size die.

Delayed Blow back:. Mechanism used in automatic or self loading firearm in which the breech block or bolt is not positively locked to the barrel for the entire period of the bullets travel up the bore and until the chamber pressure has dropped. It is basically a blowback firearm in which some means of slowing down the opening movement of the bolt has been employed.

Density, Loading: A percentage value indicating the portion of the cartridge case volume filled by the propellant charge.

Derringer: A small single-shot or multi-barrelled (rarely more than two) pocket pistol.
 
Detonate: To explode with great violence. It is generally associated with high explosives e.g. TNT, dynamite, etc., and not with the relatively slow-burning smokeless gunpowders that are classed as propellants.

Disconnector: A mechanism of a self-loading firearm which disconnects the trigger from the remainder of the mechanism as soon as the shot is fired and does not re-connect it until the firer positively releases the trigger. This prevents the gun from firing more than one shot for more than one pressure of the trigger.

Double Action: A mechanism for a pistol which offers the firer two methods of discharging the shot; either he may pull back the hammer to the full cock position and then release it by pressure to the trigger. Or he may by pulling the trigger alone raise the hammer to full cock and then release it with the trigger.

Double Trigger: This expression has two meanings:-
1. A mechanism for revolvers in which two triggers are provided, one to cock the hammer and the other to release it.
2. A mechanism used with a firearm where one trigger is provided for firing single shots and another trigger for automatic fire.

Die, Resizing: A cartridge-case-shaped cavity in a block of metal into which the case is pressed to be reduced to acceptable shape dimensions.

Discharge: Ignition of the priming compound, which burns the powder and send the bullet on its flight.

Drift: Is the lateral motion of the bullet, due to its spin and the resistance of the air.

Dum-dum Bullet: A British military bullet developed in India`s Dum-Dum Arsenal and used on India`s North West Frontier and in the Sudan in 1897 and 1898. It was a jacketed .303 cal. British bullet with the jacket nose left open to expose the lead core in the hope of increasing effectiveness. Improvement was not pursued, for the Hague Convention of 1899 (not the Geneva Convention of 1925, which dealt largely with gas warfare) outlawed such bullets for warfare. Often “dum-dum” is misused as a term for any soft-nosed or hollow- pointed hunting bullet.

Ejector Rod: A rod protruding under the barrel of a revolver which is pressed rearward to extract the eject cases from the cylinder.

Ejector: Firearm part which physically expels the cartridge case from the firearm after the shot has been fired. In most cases it is simple a protuberance of metal so placed that the bolt or breechblock will carry the fired case up against it causing the case to knocked from the firearm and out of the ejection port.

Elevation:  The term used to designate the vertical movement of an adjustable rear sight. Which is used to change the angle of the rifle barrel, effecting the elevation of the fired projectile.

Energy:  In bullets, the amount of work done, at given ranges, expressed in foot pounds.

Engraving: When a bullet is driven into the rifling and the lands cut or ‘engrave’ into the bullet surface.

Erosion: More or less gradual wearing away of rifling by combustion gas, heat and bullet friction.

Expander: A plug or ball forced into a cartridge case mouth to produce the correct diameter to permit seating and holding a bullet.

Exploding Bullet: A projectile containing an explosive component that acts on contact with the target. Seldom found and generally ineffective as such bullets lack the penetration necessary for defence or hunting.

Explosive: Any substance (TNT, etc.) that, through chemical reaction, detonates or violently changes to gas with accompanying heat and pressure. Smokeless powder, by comparison, deflagrates (burns relatively slowly) and depends on its confinement in a gun`s cartridge case and chamber for its potential as a propellant to be realized.

Extractor: A component of a firearm which is generally attached to the bolt or breechblock and which pulls the empty cartridge case out of the chamber and presents it to the ejector.

Firearm: A rifle, shotgun or handgun using gunpowder as a propellant. By federal definition, under the 1968 Gun Control Act, antiques are excepted. Under the National Firearms Act, the word designates machine guns, etc. Airguns are not firearms.

Fire-Form: To shape a cartridge case intimately to the chamber by firing it therein.

Figure of Merit: Of a group of shot is the average distance of the shots from the point of mean impact; the latter is the centre of the group, and is at the intersection of the lines of mean vertical height, and mean horizontal position.

Firing Pin: A firing mechanism actuated by a hammer or spring, which strikes the primer and fires the cartridge.

Fixed Ammunition: A complete cartridge of several obsolete types and of today’s rimfire and centre-fire versions.

Flame Temperature: The nominal temperature produced inside a cartridge case during combustion of the propellant.

Flash Hider/Flash Suppressor: A muzzle attachment intended to reduce visible muzzle flash caused by the burning propellant.

Flash Hole: The small hole connecting primer pocket to interior of case, through which primer flame passes.

Fluted Chamber: A chamber of a firearm which has thin grooves cut longitudinally through out most or all of the length and which extends past the neck of the cartridge case when loaded. In such a chamber, when the cartridge is fired a proportion of the propelling gas passes back along the flutes and thus equalises the pressure inside and outside the fired case, literally floating the case on a layer of gas. This system is mainly used in blowback firearms to prevent the cartridge case from sticking in the chamber.

Fluxing: Stirring and adding grease to molten lead to improve its casting qualities and float out impurities.

Flintlock: Used of a muzzle loading gun fired by means of a piece of flint, held in the hammer or “cock” jaws, striking against a steel “frizzen”. Incandescent particles of steel scraped from the frizzen fall into a “pan” holding powder. This ignited powder flames through the “touch-hole”, thus firing the main charge.

Foil: In reference to a primer, the thin disc of waterproof material pressed over the priming compound and lacquered in place to exclude moisture.

Follower: A metal platform in a clip or magazine that pushes the cartridges upward at the proper angle for feeding into the chamber.

Fore-end: The forward portion of the wood stock under the barrel serving as a fore grip on the firearm.

Front strap: The front portion of the part of a handgun frame to which stocks are attached, sometimes including the trigger guard.

F.P.S.: Feet Per Second, used in giving bullet velocities and calculating the speed of moving projectiles of any description.

Gauge: Shotgun-Unit of measure for shotguns bore diameters, determined by the number of solid lead balls of the bore diameter obtainable from one pound of lead. i.e. 12 Gauge=12 balls to the pound.

Gas Check: A cup (usually copper) used on the base of a lead bullet to protect it from hot powder gases.

Gas Operation: One of the basic methods of operating an automatic or self-loading firearm. A portion of the propelling gas is trapped from the barrel via a port and directed to a cylinder in which a piston moves. The pressure of the gas drives the piston back and this movement is then applied to the breechblock so as to open the breech and reload the firearm.

Gliding Metal: A copper-zinc alloy used as bullet jacket material; usually 5% to 10% zinc.

Grain, Powder: Commonly and confusingly used to mean individual kernels or particles of propellant. Particularly confusing since propellant is weighed in grains avoirdupois.

Grooves: Spiral cuts in a bore which cause the bullet to spin as it travels down the barrel.

Groove Diameter: In rifled barrels, the diametrical measurement between bottoms of grooves.

Groove lubricating: A groove around a bullet to contain lubricant.

Group: Number of shots fired into a target (number and range optional), usually with one sight setting.

Grip: The small part of the stock gripped by the trigger hand when firing the firearm.

Grip Safety: A lever or plunger let into the grip of a pistol or other firearm in such a manner as to positively lock the bolt or hammer or trigger unless the firearm is held is held properly and the grip is consciously depressed. Prevents the firearm from being accidentally discharged if dropped or mis- handled.

Gun: The British restrict the term in portable arms to shotguns. Here it is properly used for rifles, shotguns, handguns and airguns, as well as cannon.

Gunpowder: Chemical substances of various compositions, particle sizes, shapes and colors that, on ignition, serve as a propellant. Ignited smokeless powder emits minimal quantities of smoke from a gun’s muzzle; the older black powder emits relatively large quantities of whitish smoke.

Half Jacket: A type of handgun bullets in which a thin, soft copper alloy jacket covers only the surface in contact with the bore.

Hammer: ‘Striker’, Striking  component of the firing mechanism energized by the hammer or main spring and released by the sear. The hammer drives the firing pin against the primer , thus igniting the cartridge powder charge.

Hammerless:. A confusing term which sometimes means that the hammer cannot be seen . Strictly speaking, it should mean what it says and imply that the firing pin of the cartridge is done by an axial striker or firing pin/striker, which in it self is a hammer, but in practice the word is often applied to shotguns and revolvers which in fact do have hammers concealed within the frame.

Hand: A finger-like part attached to hammer or trigger that rotates the cylinder of a revolver when the arm is cocked.

Handgun: Synonym for pistol.

Hang-fire: A cartridge which fires as long as several seconds after firing pin strikes primer.

Head space: For rimmed cartridges, the distance from the face of the breechblock to the barrel seat for the forward surface of the case rim. For a rimless bottleneck cartridge, the distance from the face of the breechblock to a predetermined point on the shoulder of the chamber. For rimless straight cartridges, the distance from the face of the breechblock to the shoulder or ledge in the chamber.

High-Capacity Magazine: An inexact, non-technical term indicating a magazine holding more rounds than might be considered “average.”

Hinge Frame: Type of revolver in which the barrel and cylinder form a moveable unit which is hinged to the butt frame by a pivot pin at the front edge of it. When closed two sections are locked together by some form of catch on the top strap locking the breech, cylinder and barrel to the butt.

Hollow Point: A type of bullet containing a cavity in its point to promote expansion upon impact.

Jacket: The envelope enclosing the core of a bullet.

Jump:  Is the angle made by the axis of the barrel before firing, with the tangent to the trajectory at the muzzle.

Lands: That portion of the bore remaining after the rifling or grooves have been cut.

Leading or Metallic Fouling: Consist of the particles of metal detached from the surface of lead or compound bullets respectively, which adhere to the surface of the bore.

Line of Fire: Is a continuation of the axis of the bore at the muzzle, at the instant that the bullet leaves the barrel; in other words it is a tangent to the trajectory at the muzzle.

Line of Sight: Is the straight line passing through the sights and the point aimed at.

Leade (Lead): The beginning of the rifling where the lands are tapered in thickness to provide clearance for the bullet or,

Lead: (pronounced as the verb to lead) Is the conical part of the bore just in front of the cartridge chamber. It forms a funnel to lead the bullet into the rifling.

Leading: Lead deposited on bore by bullets passing through.

Lever Action: A rifle breech action operated by a hand lever which lies beneath the firearm and generally forms an extension of the trigger guard.

Lock: The working  mechanism of a Rifle Pistols or Shotgun that locks in and contains the pressure from the exploding powder charge. This mechanism usually contains the locking mechanism, the feeding mechanism, the safety mechanisms, the extraction mechanism, the ejection mechanism and the firing mechanism.

Lock Speed: The time between the trigger disengaging the primary sear and the detonation of the primer in the cartridge case.

Long Recoil System: Operation of an automatic or self-loading firearm in which the barrel and breechblock are securely locked together at the instant of firing and then recoil, still locked, for a distance greater than the length of a complete unfired cartridge case. Having so recoiled the breech is unlocked and the breech block is held fast while the barrel returns to battery.

Machine Gun: A firearm of military significance, often crew-served, that on trigger depression automatically feeds and fires cartridges of rifle size or greater. Civilian ownership in the U.S. has been heavily curtailed and federally regulated since 1934.

Magazine Safety: A form of safety device used with automatic pistols in which the pistol cannot be fired if the magazine is removed.

Magazine: Device or reservoir to hold extra cartridges, of many types and names. “Clip” once reserved for the metal strip from which cartridges are fed into a magazine well, now refers to separate, detachable magazines also, as with those for self-loading pistols.

Magnum: A term indicating a relatively heavily loaded metallic cartridge or shot shell and, by extension, a gun safely constructed to fire it.

Main Spring: The spring in a pistol which propels the hammer.

Matchlock: An early form of firearm in which the priming charge was ignited by a cord or “match” of slow-burning material.

Mid-Range. Usually used with reference to trajectory, designating a point midway between  the muzzle of the barrel and the target or point of impact.

Multi-barrelled: A gun with more than one barrel, the most common being the double-barrelled shotgun.
 
Mushroomed Bullet: A description of a bullet whose forward diameter has expanded after penetration.

Muzzle: End of barrel opposite to breech; point from which bullet or shot leaves barrel.

Muzzle Brake: An attachment to or integral part of the barrel intended to trap and divert expanding gasses and reduce recoil.

Muzzle Loader: The earliest type of gun, now also popular as modern-made replicas, in which blackpowder and projectile(s) are separately loaded in through the muzzle. The term is often applied to cap-and-ball revolvers where the loading is done not actually through the muzzle but through the open ends of the cylinder`s chambers.

Muzzle Pressure
: Gas pressure in a gun barrel at the instant the bullet exits the muzzle.

M.E.: Muzzle energy .

M.V.: Muzzle Velocity.

Muzzle Velocity: Is the greatest velocity of the bullet, it is attained a little beyond the muzzle of the rifle. It is written for short M.V. Initial velocity is perhaps a preferable term.
Nipple: On muzzle-loading arms, the small metal cone at the rear of the barrel (or cylinder) through which the flame from the percussion cap passes to ignite the powder charge.

Open Frame: Type of revolver in which the the barrel section is attached to the bottom of the butt frame, and there is no top strap passing from the barrel to the standing breech.

Pan: Hold the ignition or flash powder in a flintlock.

Pattern: Designates the distribution of shot fired from a shotgun, usually from comparative purposes, measured as a standard at 40 yards and within a 30 inch circle.

Pellet Gun: A rifle or pistol using compressed air or CO2 to propel a skirted pellet as opposed to a spherical BB. Not a firearm.
 
Pellets: Small spherical projectiles loaded in shot shells and more often called “shot.” Also the skirted projectiles used in pellet guns

Percussion:  While almost all modern firearms are fired by the application of a percussive blow to a sensitive cap, this term is applied solely to firearms fired by the use of a separate cap placed on a nipple communicating with the chamber and thus implying a black powder muzzle loading firearm.

Percussion Cap: Small metallic cup containing fulminating material that explodes when struck by gun’s hammer. See nipple.

Pistol: Reputedly derived from Pistoia, an early gun making centre in Italy. Any small, conciliable, short-barrelled hand weapon, generally not a revolver.

Pistol Grip: The handle of a handgun or protrusion on the butt stock or fore-end of a shoulder-operated gun that resembles the grip or handle of a handgun. A “semi-pistol grip” is one less pronounced than normal; a “vertical pistol grip” is more pronounced than normal

Plinking: Informal shooting at any of a variety of inanimate targets. The most often practised shooting sport in this country.

Port Pressure: Gas pressure in a firearm barrel at the instant the bullet passes over a gas port therein.

Powder; ball: Smokeless nitrocellulose propellent formed into small balls in emulsion. Often balls are flattened to oblate spheroid forms by rolling.

Powder: flake: Nitrocellulose propellant rolled into thin sheets, then cut into square or diamond-shaped individual flakes; not perforated. Typical of European propellants.

Powder: stick (extruded; IMR-type; rod): Nitrocellulose propellant extruded in round or string form, usually containing a central perforation, then cut to length to form short individual cylindrical granules.

Pressure: The gas pressure generated in a cartridge on its being fired, usually expressed in (greatest) pounds per square inch (P.S.I)

Primer: In a centre-fire cartridge the small cup, containing a detonating mixture, which is seated in a recess in the base of the case.

Primer, (Corrosive): A primer containing any compound which produces hygroscopic residue which tends to promote rapid rusting of barrels.

Primer, (Extrusion): When the soft metal of the primer cup flows back under pressure into space between firing pin and bolt or breech face, but does not rupture.

Primer, (Mercuric): A primer containing fulminate of mercury, the combustion products of which amalgamate with and embrittle case brass.

Primer, (Pierced or Perforated): When a disc of cup metal is blown out into the firing pin hole in the breech; usually caused by excessive firing pin clearance and protrusion combined with high chamber pressure.

Primary Extraction: Is the first backward motion or loosening of the cartridge in the chamber, effected while disengaging the lugs of the bolt from their seating.

Propellant: Powder: The chemical compound serving as the fuel in the cartridge. Generally classed as either black or smokeless.

Pyrodex: A trade name for a black powder substitute, the only such safe substitute known at this time. 

Range: Is the distance from the muzzle of the rifle to the second intersection of the line of sight by the trajectory.

Rachet: A notched ring centred in the rear of a revolver cylinder and engaged by the hand to turn said cylinder.

Rebated-Head: Form of cartridge case in which the flange provided for extraction is of smaller diameter than the adjacent base of the case.

Receiver: A part of a firearm  which receives the barrel, the ammunition the stock and other parts into it.

Recoil Operation System: Operation of a self loading or automatic firearm which relies on the recoiling of the barrel, due to firing, to generate the necessary power to operate the reloading cycle.

Recoil Spring: That spring in an automatic or self loading firearm which returns the bolt or breechblock after recoil; sometimes known as the return spring.

Recoil: the backward thrust of a gun caused by the reaction to the powder gases pushing the bullet forward.

Recoil Shield: That portion of a revolver frame which supports the heads of the cartridges to prevent their moving out of the cylinder.

Revolver: A repeating firearm in which the barrel is fixed and the ammunition is contained in a rotary cylinder behind it, with a mechanism which will index the cylinder round so as to present a fresh cartridge to the barrel for each pressure of the trigger.

Rifle: A shoulder gun with rifled bore.
 
Rifling: Spiral grooves cut into the bore of a firearm so as to impart rotary motion to the bullet during its flight. The object is to gyroscopically stabilise the bullets flight so that it travels point foremost, retaining its accuracy.

Rimfire: A type of cartridge which the rear part of the case is formed into a rim by pressing, so as to leave the rim area hollow. This is then filled with a sensitive percussion composition, and the body of the case filled with propellent powder, the bullet then being seated on the top. When loaded the rim rests against the face of the chamber, the firing pin is arranged to strike on the rim and thus nip the composition between the pin and the chamber, producing sufficient friction to initiate the propellent.

Rim: The projecting edge of the base or “head” of certain cartridges.

Round: Synonym for a cartridge.

Rupture (Separation) Case: A failure wherein cartridge case separates in two parts around its perimeter just ahead of the rim or extraction groove.

Sabot: A lightweight carrier surrounding a heavier projectile of reduced caliber, allowing a firearm to shoot ammunition for which it is not chambered. For example, a hunter could use his .30-30 deer rifle to shoot small game with .22 center-fire bullets.

Safety Lever (Block): In modern revolvers a part that moves to prevent the hammer from going fully forward unless the trigger is deliberately pulled fully to the rear.

Sawed-off Shotgun (Rifle): Common term for federally restricted “short-barrelled shotgun (rifle)” i.e. a conventional shotgun with barrel less than 18″ (rifle less than 16″) or overall length less than 26.”

Sear: A mechanism linked to the trigger which engages with the hammer or striker against its own spring pressure and when pulled/pushed clear by the trigger mechanism allows firing

Selector: Device which operates the disconnector.

Selective-Fire: A firearm’s ability to be fired fully automatically, semi-automatically or, in some cases, in burst-fire mode at the option of the firer.

Self-Cocking: A complex group of revolver mechanisms where pressure on the trigger cocks the hammer and then releases it to fire.  Though normally associated with revolvers, can also be used on automatic pistols with an axial striker. 

Self -Loading: Any firearm which, for a single pressure of the trigger, fires and then by its own agency re-loads. The trigger must then be released to fire the next round. The commonly defined automatic pistol is in fact a self-loader.

Semi-Automatic: A firearm designed to fire a single cartridge, eject the empty case and reload the chamber each time the trigger is pulled.

Separation: Is a circumferential fracture of the cartridge case on firing. It may be either partial or complete; in the latter case the front part of the cartridge case is left in the chamber when extraction takes place.

Set Trigger: Form of trigger mechanism found on target firearms. As well as the firing trigger there is usually a second trigger or stud or lever of some sort which is operated first so as to cock, or set the trigger mechanism and set the firing trigger so that a very light pressure on it will discharge the firearm.. The actual firing trigger is not called upon to raise hammers or do any other heavy work for which stiff springs are needed all this is done by the setting trigger.

Sheathed Trigger: Form of trigger commonly found on American revolvers of the 1860-1880 period, and occasional on European revolvers. The frame of the pistol has an extended spur or sheath; when the hammer is cocked ready to fire, the trigger is forced out so that it can be pressed. Obviously restricted to single action weapons. Also known as a ‘stud’ trigger.

Shotgun: A shoulder gun with smooth-bored barrel(s) primarily intended for firing multiple small, round projectiles, (shot, birdshot, pellets), larger shot (buck shot), single round balls (pumpkin balls) and cylindrical slugs. Some shotgun barrels have rifling to give better accuracy with slugs or greater pattern spread to birdshot.

Shotshell: The cartridge for a shotgun. It is also called a “shell,” and its body may be of metal or plastic or of plastic or paper with a metal head. Small shotshells are also made for rifles and handguns and are often used for vermin control.

Shoulder: The sloping portion of a bottleneck cartridge case that joins the body and neck.

Silencer: Device attached to the muzzle of a firearm in order to reduce the noise of discharge. The first practical silencer was invented by Maxim. Its usual form is a large cylinder with metal plates pierced to permit the passage of the bullet. The emerging gases are caught by these plates and deflected around the the inside of the casing, so that by the the time they emerge their velocity is reduced to a point where they do not generate sufficient disturbance of air to cause noise.

Single Action: Term used to describe a revolver mechanism in which the hammer must be pulled back and cocked by hand, after which the trigger can be pressed to release the hammer and fire the pistol.

Slide Action: A more formal term for what is popularly called a ‘pump action’ a reciprocating fore-end on a shotgun or a rifle which, when pulled back, opens and closes the breech.

Sizing: Hand loading cartridges, sizing (or resizing) brings the fired cartridge case back to the (full or partial) dimensions of the new or unfired case. Bullets are also sized.

Smokeless Powder: Propellent powder for cartridges based upon nitrocellulose, with various additives. It is not entirely smokeless, but in comparison with to gunpowder or black powder the appellation is appropriate. It is considerably more resistant to damp, more powerful for a given bulk, more consistent and gives less fouling in the bore. Usually made by nitrating and otherwise chemically treating purified cotton waste.

Snub-Nosed: Descriptive of (usually) a revolver with an unusually short barrel.

S.P.:  Soft Point: A term applied to bullets with partial metal jacketing, having some lead exposed at the point.

Solid Frame: Form of revolver construction in which the frame is in one piece, with a rectangular aperture for the cylinder. It follows that to empty and load the cylinder either there must be a prepared ‘gate’ at one side through which the chambers can be reached one at a time, or the cylinder must be removed in some way. Current manufactures, almost all makers use a solid frame and mount the cylinder on a crane so that it can be swung out of the frame for loading.

Spent Case Projection: Another way of describing a ‘blow back’ action since the breech block is projected by the chamber pressure acting via the spent cartridge case.

Sprue (sprew): The excess portion of a cast bullet filling the funnel-like area through which molten lead enters the hold. Cut off before bullet is used.

Sprue-Cutter (plate): The pivoted plate on top of a bullet mould through which a bullet is pressed and confined by one or more shaped punches to give it shape and dimensions desired.

Squeezebore: Type of rifle barrel in which the calibre is suddenly reduced and then continues at this reduced figure to the muzzle. When used with deformable bullets, this system boosts the muzzle velocity since it reduces the area of the bullet base presented to the pressure of the propellent gas. If for a given pressure of gas, the base is reduced in area, then the pressure per unit of area must increase, and this increases the velocity. It has been used experimentally but never in mass production.

Standing Breech:: That part of a revolver frame which is immediately behind the cylinder and acts as resistance to the recoil of the cartridge as it is fired. It is generally either pierced to admit the passage of the firing pin attached to the hammer, or carries a separate firing pin which is struck by the hammer the sides of the standing breech are extended to cover rear surfaces of the cylinder so as to prevent the cartridges from falling out. Or being jarred out by  the recoil of the pistol, and those extended sides are known as the ‘recoil shields’.

Stirrup Latch: Form of latch which holds the two sections of a hinged-frame revolver together. It is in the form of an inverted ‘U’ running up, across and down the side of the of the standing breech and controlled by a thumb lever.

Straight-Pull: Type of bolt action in which instead of lifting the bolt handle so as to rotate the bolt from engagement, the handle is pulled straight back, locking lug rotation being achieved by a cam mechanism.

Striker: Alternative term used for the firing pin of a firearm, when that firing pin is axially mounted and spring propelled, as for instance inside a rifle bolt.

Strip Feed:  System of providing ammunition for machine guns in the form of metal trays or strips into which the cartridges are clipped. The tray is fed into the gun at one side, the cartridges are stripped out and fired, the cases ejected and the empty tray ejected from the other side of the gun.

Stripping: A compound jacketed bullet is said to strip when the lead core is blown through the envelope, generally leaving the latter in the bore. This is also termed a blow through. A lead bullet is said to strip when it is blown out of the bore, across the lands, without following the rifling.

Stock: The wooden part of a firearm to which the barrel and receiver are attached.

Submachine Gun: A submachine gun is a lightweight, one man firearm, capable of automatic fire, firing low powered pistol cartridges and hence having limited range and accuracy in comparison with a machine gun.

Suicide Special: Name coined by American authority Donald B. Webster Jr and used to collectively describe the common single-action sheathed trigger revolvers which flooded the market after the Rollin White patent. Such firearms were made to sell at prices as low as sixty cents apiece.

Tape Primer: System of delivering percussion priming caps to the nipple of a firearm by affixing them to a flexible tape and linking the feeding of the tape to the actuation of the hammer. See Maynard Patents.

Taper Bore: Rifle in which the calibre gradually decreases from the breech to the muzzle. This allows a higher velocity to be attained and the principle is the same as the squeeze bore. The difference is that here the taper is gradual, where as with the squeeze bore the change in calibre takes place over a short section of the bore.. Rifles of this type were tried as sniping rifles by various countries and then in anti tank rifles during the Second World War.

Teflon: Trade name for a synthetic sometimes used to coat hard bullets to protect the rifling. Other synthetics, nylon for instance, have also been used as bullet coatings. None of these soft coatings has any effect on lethality.

Toggle Lock: System of breech locking for a recoil-operated firearms notable the Maxim machine gun and the Parabellum ‘Luger Pistol’. The system requires a barrel with barrel extension; inside the barrel extension is the breech block, and behind this are two arms One is hinged to the breech block, the other is hinged to the barrel extension and the two are linked by a hinge bolt in the middle, thus, breech block-hinge-arm hinge arm hinge barrel extension. When the bolt is closed, the central hinge lies below the  axis of the barrel by a slight amount, so that any pressure on the block tends to force the hinge down, where it is stopped by the surface of the barrel extension. When the firearm fires, therefore the whole unit recoils, the opening action of the block being resisted by the toggle arms lying slightly depressed. If however a ramp on the firearms frame is now arranged so as to kick up the central hinge, all resistance ceases and the breechblock is free to recoil in the barrel extension, folding up the toggle joint as it does so.

Throat, Barrel: That portion of a revolver barrel that is “funnelled” to facilitate entry of the bullet as it passes from cylinder to barrel.

Throat, Cylinder: That portion of a revolver chamber through which the bullet must pass before entering the barrel.

Top Strap: The top portion of a revolver frame passing over the cylinder.

Trajectory: Curved path of bullet in flight, a parabola. The curve described by its centre of gravity in its flight through the air to the first point of impact. The trajectory of a group of shots is the trajectory of the bullet which would strike the point of mean impact. The trajectory of a rifle at any particular range, is the trajectory of a group of shots fired at that range under normal atmospheric conditions, with standard cartridges.

Trigger: Mechanism that disengages the sear nock releasing the hammer, which inturn strikes the priming compound in the cartridge.

Tubular Magazine: Magazine in a repeating firearm , usually a rimfire or a shot gun in which the cartridges are carried end to end in a tube mounted beneath the barrel. Only suited to use with blunt nose bullets, since pointed bullets in contact with the percussion cap of the next cartridge, can fire the cap due to shock of recoil when the gun is fired.

Twist: Pitch of the rifling usually uniform and expressed in turns or part-turns in so many inches. Less common, “progressive” or “gain” twist, usually starting at a rate at breech the becomes progressively faster.

Underlug: On S & W  revolvers an integral protrusion of the barrel which houses the forward portion of the cylinder locking mechanism.

Upset (slug): Wherein a bullet expands radially and is foreshortened by violent acceleration given it by propellant gases. Also accomplished in swaging to increase bullet diameter.

Velocity: Projectile speed, usually measured in feet per second (f,p,s.) At the muzzle and other distances such as 100 yards, 200 yards, etc. Measure of the speed of the bullet. May be defined as muzzle velocity when referring to the speed at which the bullet actually leaves the muzzle; observed velocity, when the speed is determined at some specific point in flight, or remaining velocity, which refers to the speed of the bullets as the end of its flight. Abbreviation for these are M.V  OV and RV respectively, through  European usage prefer V.O. for Muzzle velocity.

Vent: Orifice through the nipple.

Venting: Cutting air-escape grooves in bullet mould block meeting surfaces.

Wad, Base: A fibre (usually) cylindrical plug in the head of a built-up shot shell to provide a seat for the primer, and to bind head and body together.

Wad Column: The entire stack of wads in a shotshell between powder and shot.

Weapon: Webster defines it as “an instrument of offensive or defensive combat.” Thus an automobile, baseball bat, bottle, chair, firearm, fist, pen knife or shovel is a “weapon,” if so used.

Wheel Lock: Used in a muzzle-loading gun fired by means of a piece of flint or tyrites, held in the hammer jaws, which is held over a serrated steel wheel. This wheel, set in motion by a tensioned spring, protrudes through the bottom of the “pan” (wherein powder has been placed) and bears against the flint. Sparks are created, as in the flintlock, and the gun is fired by a flame passing through the touch-hole.

Zero: A firearm is said to be ‘zeroed’ when the sights are adjusted so that the bullet will strike the point of aim at some specified distance. From this ‘zero’ point the sight adjustment mechanism will be able to alter the sight line for different ranges so that the bullet strike still coincides with the aiming point, but unless the sight mechanism is modified to suit the individual shooter, his method of aiming and the ammunition in use, before anything else is done further modifying of the sights will be adding unknowns to unknowns.

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