repeating firearm


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repeating firearm

n.
A firearm capable of firing several times without being reloaded.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repeating firearm - a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloadingrepeating firearm - a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
Mauser - trademark for a repeating rifle or pistol
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As odd as it seems today, the Industrial Revolution hadn't quite caught on and the idea of a mass-produced repeating firearm had yet to appeal to the military and others in need of arms.
In 1854, Smith & Wesson patented a repeating firearm to stand as an alternative to Samuel Colt's 1836 revolver patent.
Lured back to Cheney Brothers with the offer of a job as superintendent, in between his silk ribbon-manufacturing chores he turned his attentions to designing a repeating firearm.