recoiling parts

recoiling parts

[ri′kȯil·iŋ ′pärts]
(ordnance)
Those parts of a weapon which move in recoil, usually including the tube, breech housing, breechblock assembly, and parts of the recoil mechanism.
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Timing" is the adjustment of the gun so that firing takes place when the recoiling parts are in the correct position for firing.
In his 1941 book Automatic Arms, he includes a number of references to the MG 34 with emphasis on its short recoil operation, air cooling, straight line positioning of all recoiling parts and buttstock, plus the sights being set high to minimize the adverse affects of recoil-induced vibration.