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Bill Hamilton <seeker-at-phoenyx.net>
Re: muzzle break
Fri, 22 Oct 2004 16:45:34 -0500 (CDT)
On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, chris barthelson wrote:
> Or is that brake
A brake is the thingy at the end of the barrel that diverts some of the
propellant gasses to reduce recoil; it "brakes" the barrel of the weapon.
"Break" applies to breech-loaded weapons that fold (break) open to load,
such as shotguns that don't have magazines.
Or, so I understand it. I could be wrong, of course.
I wasn't going to say anything, but you asked.
- muzzle break
- From: "chris barthelson" <barthelson88-at-hotmail.com>