muzzle-loader


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muzzle-loader

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a firearm receiving its ammunition through the muzzle
ˈmuzzle-ˌloading adj
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"Why, no sooner had we fashioned the first muzzle-loader and they had seen it work successfully, than fully three thousand Mezops fell to work to make rifles.
There is even a part of the season designated for muzzle-loader use.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Snider, it is a conversion of the 1853 English Enfield from a muzzle-loader to a single-shot black powder cartridge gun along the same lines as the Trapdoor Springfield.
Cleaning a muzzle-loader is always a time-consuming chore, much more so than with any shotgun or rifle.
The called it the "V-Force" - a mixed-bag of tea-planters and tribesmen, armed with anything they could lay their arms on, and these included blunderbuses and old-fashioned muzzle-loader rifles.
He was buying accessories for a vintage black powder (muzzle-loader) handgun for a gift, but he also said the rhetoric out of Washington is "speeding up" his decisions on gun purchases.
Guns are for traditional black-powder rifles or kits, including muzzle-loader pistol kits.
If you have ever shot a muzzle-loader (or any kind of gun) you probably know about "lock time".
There are also tables for some rimfire and muzzle-loader combinations.
A TEAM of expert muzzle-loader shooters kept crowds entertained at the Gwaenynog Country Show at the weekend as the annual event celebrated its coming of age.
Even though I pick up a rifle or muzzle-loader from time to time, my main thrill comes from the close encounters of bowhunting.
The modern cartridge and breech-loading shotgun is far removed from the percussion system of the muzzle-loader of the early 1800's, which in turn had superseded the perfected flintlock and before it, the matchlock.