repeating firearm


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repeating firearm

n.
A firearm capable of firing several times without being reloaded.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repeating firearm - a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloadingrepeating firearm - a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
Mauser - trademark for a repeating rifle or pistol
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Lured back to Cheney Brothers with the offer of a job as superintendent, in between his silk ribbon-manufacturing chores he turned his attentions to designing a repeating firearm.
I knew the basic Spencer system of repeating firearm was very sensitive to cartridge length.
According to Arthur Pirkle in his detailed study of the Model 1886, titled Winchester Lever Action Repeating Firearms, Volume 2, total production of the Model 1886 between 1886 and 1935 was 156,599 arms, consisting of 134,299 rifles, 6,223 carbines, 374 muskets and 15,000 units lost or not recorded in the factory records.
Even the apparent leap of repeating firearms is less dramatic than it first appears.
In 1911, Winchester Repeating Firearms Company organized an effort to protect game animals, raising funds for the purpose from the nation's arms and ammunition manufacturers.
First, European military intelligence analysts were amazed at the number of self-contained cartridge and repeating firearms fielded during the brief American Civil War.