firing mechanism

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the action that ignites the charge in a firearm

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Caption: ABOVE: Colt Canada has wowed all with its prototype "smart gun," which includes a firing mechanism to shoot lightweight cased telescoped ammunition, a secondary effects module for increased firepower and a NATO standard power and data rail to integrate accessories like electro-optical sights and position sensors.
The gun's firing mechanism had experienced a massive failure, causing an explosion that blew some gun parts out the bottom of the fuselage.
It provides a shooter interface, firing mechanism and a sighting system.
Mr Graham said: "The firing mechanism was extremely unstable and it was loaded.
Only the barrel, bolt and firing mechanism required precision machining.
If the hardware for the handle and firing mechanism on the M224 and M224A1 mortars isn't torqued correctly, the mortars may not fire.
A timer power unit connected to the mortar firing mechanism was in the front passenger well.
It was found that key systems like the missile- firing mechanism and thermal sights had deteriorated due to prolonged exposure to heat and dust, the CAG noted in its report.
Now NWTC apprentices from Jaguar Land Rover are designing an updated version of the electric wheelchair which includes an aircompressed firing mechanism to shoot balls in the game.
The Oceanmaster's inflation system features gas cylinders and a firing mechanism that is designed to inflate reliably and correctly in ambient air temperatures anywhere between -15 to 65 degrees centigrade.
On Friday November 19th, a regular patron donated a 1942 Beretta Rifle with Bayonet that had the firing mechanism removed to be auctioned with 100% of the proceeds donated to help Miss.
The firing mechanism is similar to the one used by bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria.
That is, it blocks the firing pin and drops the hammer, and if you leave it down, it takes the trigger out of the firing mechanism linkage--leaving you with a pistol that won't fire.
According to an FBI affidavit, the items on the alleged bomb-making list were "consistent with the requirements for a time power unit and firing mechanism of an improvised explosive device (IED).