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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
A spring strong enough to push a heavy striker would cause short-stroking of the recoiling parts. An overly heavy striker can also effect functioning, since it increases reciprocating mass.
Keeping the breech closed until pressure drops usually happens when the designers add weight to the recoiling parts, strength to the recoil spring or adjustments to the cams that control where and when the barrel begins to unlock--or all three.