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Guns and Ammo
A Short German to English Firearms Glossary
Swing-out cylinder (of revolver)
Rifle sights on a shotgun
Rotating barrel action (uncommon)
Decock (lower the hammer safely without firing)
Ejection (of fired cartridge case)
Rifle; often a shortened model (carbine)
Tilt-up barrel; top-break action
Crane (holds a swing-out revolver cylinder)
A (relatively) bullet-resistant vest
Flare gun; flare pisto
Sight which superimposes a red dot on the image of the target (e. g., 'Aim-Point®) This is not a 'laser sight', which puts a red dot on the target itself.
Magazine release (button)
Magazine safety, which prevents firing if the magazine is not in place.
Mauser: German arms designer and manufacturer
Night sighting system / apparatus / assembly
All parts have the same serial number
Eye relief (space between the eye and the ocular lens of a telescope sight so that the eye is not struck when the rifle recoils.
9 x 19 mm 'Parabellum' or 'Luger'
Frame (of a pistol)
Firing pin, as part of hammer1120
Slide (of semiautomatic pistol)
Slide stop lever
Action; locking mechanism
Pivoting breechblock lock
Cylinder (of revolver)
Drum magazine (for submachine gun)
Action; breech; bolt; etc.
Feeding (of cartridges from magazine to chamber)