Rim-fire cartridge


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a cartridge in which the fulminate is contained in a rim surrounding its base.
(Mil.) See under Cartridge.

See also: Cartridge, Rim

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Lipfire is a unique development of the rim-fire cartridge. Instead of having a primer system running the circumference of the cartridge, there is a very small portion of the cartridge case rimmed.
Semi-automatic .22 rifles of some makes and models occasionally break firing pins that jam the front section into the bolt face, thus leaving its point to protrude sufficiently to indent and fire a rim-fire cartridge before the bolt can fully close and chamber the round.
A few gunsmiths undoubtedly did make some prior to that, but they would have had to have been chambered for the .44 Henry rim-fire cartridge, and its bullet would have been way-small for the .454" barrel groove diameters of most .44 caliber cap & ball revolvers.
Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson never did manufacture a cap and ball revolver, but rather brought forth the first cartridge-firing sixgun, actually a seven-shooter, in the first rim-fire cartridge, the lowly little .22.
The 32-year-old was in the dock at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court where he entered no pleas to possessing a Bruni Blank Firing replica glock, which was not chambered for .22 rim-fire cartridges and had a barrel less than 60.96cm in length, possessing a Bruni Blank Firing replica of a beretta px4 storm, which was not chambered for .22 rim-fire cartridges and had a barrel less than 60.96cm in length, and possessing 24 adapted rounds of ammunition.