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a firearm loaded at the breech.
Historical Examples

Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
Campmates Kirk Munroe
The Boy Trapper Harry Castlemon
Vandemark’s Folly Herbert Quick
Acton’s Feud Frederick Swainson
Six Months at the Cape R.M. Ballantyne
Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882 Various
Cruisings in the Cascades George O. Shields
Gunnery in 1858 William Greener
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6 Various

a firearm that is loaded at the breech


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