operating handle

operating handle

[′äp·ə‚rād·iŋ ‚han·dəl]
(ordnance)
Handle or bar with which the operating lever of a gun is operated to open and close the breech.
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Besides, the 60 and 65 articles under the ordinance prove that GB government's operating handle will be in PM's hand.
It's an excellent kid-sized gun with manageable recoil The problem is that the operating handle comes off.
Pumping the operating handle/forearm causes the Operating Handle Bar (63) to move rearward.
On the side there is an operating handle, familiar to users of the FAL and other rifles.
Designed to be lightweight, compact and easy to install and operate, the new valves have a range of operating handle options including quarter turn lever, extended stem lever, 'T' handle and lockshield.
There's the same type of operating handle on the left side of the receiver.
The operating handle displays the valve's open and shut position and can be manually locked in either position.
The lip positions for end loading using the operating handle.
The operating handle initiates the pre-heat cycle; followed automatically by the application of the fixed load.
The recall, according to HK officials, was prompted by reports of approximately 20 instances of breakage of the operating handle. The operating handle, manufactured of a polymer composite, is used to retract the bolt, allowing the user to load or unload the weapon.

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