breechloader


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breech·load·er

 (brēch′lō′dər)
n.
A gun or other firearm loaded at the breech.

breech•load•er

(ˈbritʃˌloʊ dər)

n.
a firearm that is loaded at the breech.
[1855–60]
breech′load`ing, adj.
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Noun1.breechloader - a gun that is loaded at the breech
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
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breechloader

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In 1867 these rifles were converted to breechloader by way of the trapdoor-style Milbank-Amsler system, which chambered a proprietary .
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The shotgun entered the century as a flintlock, mutated into a percussion lock and finally evolved into the side-by-side breechloader we know today.
95) follows the British Army's first purpose-designed breechloader, which replaced the successful Snider-Enfield and offered more accurate shooting capabilities.
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It was like moving from a muzzleloader to a breechloader, because the rate of fire increased so dramatically.
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It was the first military breechloader and first percussion firearm adopted for general issue by any country.
P Ames in Massachusetts and Philadelphian Henry Deringer of pocket-pistol fame, and rifle and carbine variants of the unique Jenks sidehammer breechloader.