gun barrel

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Noun1.Gun barrel - a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is firedgun barrel - a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
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Suddenly those close forests would bristle with rifle barrels.
Then, with a sudden shivering of glass, a bristle of glistening rifle barrels broke through each window, while the curtains were torn from their hangings.
There was even a Model 2400 produced by Yalmet for Savage with a shotgun barrel over the rifle barrel and a similar shotgun-over-rifle configuration made in Italy as the Model 389.
It went much farther than it should have, and despite the high velocity from the rifle barrel, the evidence was that the bullet didn't expand.
Any hunter who stores a rifle barrel for extended periods of time without cleaning it shouldn't be surprised if it "doesn't shoot like it used to.
The Steyr Duett, the company's first combination rifle and shotgun, features a cold hammer forged, free-floated, adjustable rifle barrel situated below a 12-gauge shotgun barrel.
That includes your fingers, a rifle barrel, and anything else accidentally stuck in the locks.
The Krieghoff Drilling is a double-barrelled 12-bore shotgun with a rifle barrel underneath.
After years of debate, the Marines are getting their own bayonet, one that can be detached from a rifle barrel and used in hand-to-hand combat.
Many shooters call the vibrations of a fired rifle barrel "harmonics," but anybody who's ever seen a slow-motion video of a centerfire rifle being fired would have a hard time applying a musical term.
A typical rifle barrel is a fairly stout piece of steel, and a cinder block is just cement, so I guess there's no great mystery about which should yield.
When was the last time you saw a revolving carbine with a legal-length shotgun or rifle barrel, in a double-action format with swing-out cylinder, chambered for modern ammunition?