cartridge receiver

cartridge receiver

[′kär·trij ri′sē·vər]
(ordnance)
An item integral to a carbine, rifle, or shotgun, designed to take the charge from a cartridge magazine or clip or a single cartridge or shell and hold it until chambered.
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The new cartridge receiver replaces the manual lock and release handle with an automatic load/unload capability for ease of use in standalone applications and automated tape libraries.
The TCM offers three new components that contribute to the groundbreaking reliability and performance of the Super DLTtape drive - a base plate, cartridge receiver and buckling mechanism.