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rifle (rifled bore)click to hear

Portable firearm that shoots a single bullet: the grooved inside of the barrel imparts a spinning motion to the bullet that increases the accuracy of its trajectory.
rifle (rifled bore) barrel muzzle front sight trigger guard lever butt plate trigger rear sight stock pistol grip hammer breechblock telescopic sight

barrel click to hear

Tubular part that guides the trajectory of the projectile.

muzzle click to hear

Opening through which the projectile leaves the barrel.

front sight click to hear

Metal aiming device attached to the front of the barrel.

trigger guard click to hear

Metal piece covering and protecting the trigger.

lever click to hear

Device that releases the breechblock to load cartridges into the chamber and eject the spent cases from it.

butt plate click to hear

Metal, rubber or plastic covering attached to the end of the stock to reinforce and protect it.

trigger click to hear

Device that is pressed to fire the weapon.

rear sight click to hear

Articulated graduated aiming device attached to the back of the barrel; the rear sight is lined up with the front sight when aiming.

stock click to hear

The bottom part of the gun that is used to hold and aim it.

pistol grip click to hear

Part used to grasp and aim the firearm.

hammer click to hear

Part that triggers the shot by striking the firing pin, which in turn strikes the cartridge primer causing the powder charge to explode.

breechblock click to hear

Movable part that closes the chamber where the cartridges are loaded.

telescopic sight click to hear

Optical instrument mounted on a rifle or a measuring device to increase accuracy.