breech-loading

breech-loading

(ˈbriːtʃˌləʊdɪŋ)
adj
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (of a firearm) loaded at the breech
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Adj.1.breech-loading - (of guns) designed to be loaded at the breech
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On the forecastle lay the perfection of a breech-loading gun, very thick at the breech, and very narrow in the bore, the model of which had been in the Exhibition of 1867.
The latter, all the while swearing that he would not go, went on board with a regular arsenal of hunting weapons, among which were two double-barrelled breech-loading fowling-pieces, and a rifle that had withstood every test, of the make of Purdey, Moore & Dickson, at Edinburgh.
"Three heavy breech-loading double-eight elephant guns, weighing about fifteen pounds each, to carry a charge of eleven drachms of black powder." Two of these were by a well-known London firm, most excellent makers, but I do not know by whom mine, which is not so highly finished, was made.
Then there are breech-loading rifles and those with magazines that I must hasten to study out and learn to reproduce as soon as we get settled down again; and--"
Remington was indeed in the process of refining what would possibly be their most successful design, the rolling-block, breech-loading action, patented by Lenard Geiger in 1863 and refined by a fellow mechanic at Remington, Joseph Rider.
is still second league behind "The evidence for the Crown was to the effect that, as the result of a series of quarrels between the brothers, Alexander Young shot John Young on the morning of December 1 with a double-barrelled, breech-loading eyeing, but in a statement before he died John Young said: 'I was milking a cow, when Alexander came up and said, 'I am going to shoot you.' I replied, 'Put the gun away.
(7) The board, known as the Hancock Board, was "ordered to examine thoroughly the following questions, and make recommendations thereon: (1) What form and caliber of breech-loading arm should be adopted as a model for future construction of muskets for infantry?
The second-generation warfare is the early modern tactics used after the invention of the rifled musket and breech-loading weapons and continuing through the development of the machine gun and indirect fire.
A: The pictures you sent show a breech-loading, double-barrel pistol and a flintlock, boxlock, pocket pistol.
Doesn't the manual turnbolt in fact speed up the rate of fire of the rifle way beyond what would be possible without that breech-loading brass cartridge?
From steam locomotion to Lucozade, from the electric light bulb to Turbinia, from the breech-loading gun to MacGregor's hatch covers, from the hydraulic crane to Gladstone Adams' windscreen wipers and not forgetting Dorman Long's bridges, famous across the world - all innovations originally emanating from the North East.
Martini-Henry rifles are breech-loading, single-shot, lever-actuated rifles that replaced the Snider-Enfield as British Army issue.