rifle musket

rifle musket
винтовка-мушкет; мушкет с нарезным стволом

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  • Rifle — A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves ( rifling ) cut into the barrel walls. The raised areas of the rifling are called lands, which make contact with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Musket Model 1777 — Musket Modèle 1777 Musket Modèle 1777 corrigé an IX (1800) Type Musket Place of origin …   Wikipedia

  • Rifle — Ri fle, n. [Akin to Dan. rifle, or riffel, the rifle of a gun, a chamfer (cf. riffel, riffelb[ o]sse, a rifle gun, rifle to rifle a gun, G. riefeln, riefen, to chamfer, groove), and E. rive. See {Rive}, and cf. {Riffle}, {Rivel}.] 1. A gun, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rifle pit — Rifle Ri fle, n. [Akin to Dan. rifle, or riffel, the rifle of a gun, a chamfer (cf. riffel, riffelb[ o]sse, a rifle gun, rifle to rifle a gun, G. riefeln, riefen, to chamfer, groove), and E. rive. See {Rive}, and cf. {Riffle}, {Rivel}.] 1. A gun …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musket — [mus′kət] n. [MFr mosquet < It moschetto, musket, orig., fledged arrow < mosca, a fly < L musca: see MIDGE] a smoothbore, long barreled firearm, used esp. by infantry soldiers before the invention of the rifle …   English World dictionary

  • Musket — Mus ket, n. [F. mousquet, It. moschetto, formerly, a kind of hawk; cf. OF. mousket, moschet, a kind of hawk falcon, F. mouchet, prop., a little fly (the hawk prob. being named from its size), fr. L. musca a fly. Cf. {Mosquito}.] [Sometimes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musket — (n.) firearm for infantry (later replaced by the rifle), 1580s, from M.Fr. mousquette, also the name of a kind of sparrow hawk, dim. of mosca a fly, from L. musca (see MIDGE (Cf. midge)). The hawk so called either for its size or because it looks …   Etymology dictionary

  • Musket — Muskets and bayonets aboard the frigate Grand Turk. A musket is a muzzle loaded, smooth bore long gun, fired from the shoulder. Muskets were designed for use by infantry. A soldier armed with a musket had the designation musketman or musketeer.… …   Wikipedia

  • Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) — Infobox Military Unit unit name= The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort s Own) caption= Cap Badge of The Rifles dates= 1816 1966 country= United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland allegiance= branch= British Army type= Infantry role= size=… …   Wikipedia

  • musket — /mus kit/, n. 1. a heavy, large caliber smoothbore gun for infantry soldiers, introduced in the 16th century: the predecessor of the modern rifle. 2. the male sparrow hawk, Accipiter nisus. [1580 90; < MF mousquet < It moschetto crossbow arrow,… …   Universalium

  • Musket ball — A musket ball was an early form of ammunition used for loading muskets. Musket balls were generally made from lead (though at times stone musket balls were used), and were muzzle loaded into the barrel of the musket, wrapped in a loosely fitting… …   Wikipedia


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