breech-loader

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breech-loader

(ˈbriːtʃˌləʊdə)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a firearm that is loaded at the breech
Translations

breech-loader

n (Mil) → Hinterlader m
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For a moment, for just so long as it needs to stuff a cartridge into a breech-loader, the lama hesitated.
5in muzzle loading guns, replaced in 1884 with more modern 12in breech-loaders.
Guns must be single-shot breech-loaders with an exposed hammer and use a metallic cartridge of .
The story becomes even more interesting, for this reviewer at least, as capping breech-loaders and metallic cartridge breech-loaders are dealt with right through to the latest military rifle trends, including the mysterious Russian Nikonov AN-94.
22 bore, a double barrelled flintlock shotgun and capping breech-loaders by Prince and a Westley Richards monkey-tail pistol and a similar carbine.
Yet, the cartridges fired by these early breech-loaders were woefully lacking in power when compared to heavily charged muskets.
Turret-mounted 120 mm breech-loaders are a different proposition but present few technical challenges.