firing chamber

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Noun1.firing chamber - chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the chargefiring chamber - chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
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The first chore was to figure out how to get the pellets organized and into the firing chamber. The Air Ordnance guys designed a non-disintegrating belt-feed system to accomplish this task brilliantly.
This set will include the calibrated launcher equipped with a shoe in which the projectile is placed, the semi-open casemate and the firing chamber sealed.
In the world of firearm terminology, the "action" of a rifle is the mechanism that loads and ejects the ammunition cartridge from the firing chamber. There are several standard action types you should consider.
The gun holds 15 rounds of 9mm Luger in its double-stack magazine with a 16th in the firing chamber. Grips are VZ G10 with an aggressive "starburst" pattern.
A single pull of its trigger results in just one bullet exiting the firing chamber, unlike its military counterpart, the fully automatic M-16.
I was able to place the SIG in a fixture, tap the slide closed, and then fire the pistol in a firing chamber. The firing pin block cover had to be replaced, as I had used a piece of metal to hold the firing pin block mechanism in place as the pistol fired.
The report reveals for the first time that the IAEA has satellite photos showing an explosives firing chamber being installed there in 2000, meaning that years of Iranian claims otherwise were a waste of time.
Do I have a down-draft venting system that brings oxygen into the firing chamber?
The furnace is of 6 m long and 0.16 m high, including a drying chamber, a prefiring chamber, a firing chamber, and a cooling chamber.
During tests in the firing chamber, SafetyCaps attained the highest fire class VO and were significantly below all UL-94 test criteria.
The CS-19S and CS-19D are called clamshell kilns, because the hinged firing chamber lifts off the kiln floor.
They fire a bullet each time the trigger is pulled, with no need to manually move the next round into the firing chamber. That means they can fire again as fast as a person can release and pull the trigger, so long as the gun's got more ammunition at the ready.