breech loading


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breech loading

[′brēch ‚lōd·iŋ]
(ordnance)
A method of loading a weapon in which the ammunition is inserted at the rear of the bore.
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The ninth edition provides us with a fascinating historical overview of the progress from muzzle loader to breech loading cartridge rifles, pistols and shotguns.
Major Patrick Ferguson patented this breech loading flintlock rifle in England in 1776.
Breech loading mechanisms have to be introduced, as do recoil mechanisms.
Rolling Block Press also offers Remington Breech Loading Arms and Ammunition, 1875 edition.
As were Sepoy regiments in India, the CLIV were originally armed with Enfield rifled muskets, although by the mid-1870s they began receiving Snider-Enfield breech loading rifles.
Phil Kearny turned in their Civil War muskets and were issued the new Model 1866 breech loading .
Nearly 150 years old, these are rare projectiles for Armstrong Breech Loading Cannon.