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A gun or other firearm loaded at the breech.


(ˈbritʃˌloʊ dər)

a firearm that is loaded at the breech.
breech′load`ing, adj.
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Noun1.breechloader - a gun that is loaded at the breech
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)


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Once things got going on the evolution of the double rifle, advancement was relatively rapid, with the pinfire generally being the first introduction the sportsman had to a breechloader.
His decision was to pursue a conversion of the existing Enfield rifle that would put a breechloader into the hands of troops as quickly as possible, while simultaneously beginning work on the design of a dedicated breech-loading rifle and cartridge to serve well into the future.
1) The Hall Model 1819 rifle was the first breechloader used by the U.
The shotgun entered the century as a flintlock, mutated into a percussion lock and finally evolved into the side-by-side breechloader we know today.
95) follows the British Army's first purpose-designed breechloader, which replaced the successful Snider-Enfield and offered more accurate shooting capabilities.
Lenz responded immediately: "My servants loaded their breechloader rifles in a very impressive way and declared to all of the Adouma that anyone who jumped in the river to escape would be shot.
Fixed cartridges gave rise to breechloader designs instead of shoving everything down from the muzzle.
When loaded properly with top-quality components, a muzzleloading shotgun has about the same effective range as a modern breechloader loaded with the same amount of shot.
Because its action was a breechloader to begin with, the Sharps rifle made the transition into the new metallic cartridges in the 1870s with very little alteration required.
5182 Sharps 28-inch round barrel with single trigger is a breechloader in .
It was like moving from a muzzleloader to a breechloader, because the rate of fire increased so dramatically.