electric firing mechanism

electric firing mechanism

[i¦lek·trik ′fīr·iŋ ‚mek·ə‚niz·əm]
(ordnance)
Firing mechanism using a firing magneto, battery, or alternating-current power in circuit with an electric primer; one side of the line is connected by an insulated wire to the primer, and the other side is grounded to the frame of the weapon.
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And then there is another kind of an electric gun such as the one that we're talking about here where the electric firing mechanism operates the gun although not necessarily with an electric primer.