rifling


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Synonyms for rifling

the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm

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22 rifles were not necessarily made with the most expensive or best quality steels nor was the rifling especially deep.
If you look across the muzzle in a good light, you can see the ends of the rifling lands (the raised portion).
Remember, Hastings Paradox slug barrels are truly rifled -- unlike the English version which featured rifling only several inches from the muzzle.
I prefer some sort of agreement, because then there shouldn't be any surprises like different rifling twists or substituting another make of barrel.
The stories I heard of it were evidence to the nonsense: of rifling being pushed to the outside of the barrel, of a severe case where the bore was now smooth (like a shotgun) with the rifling now on the outside of the barrel, and the best one was an urban legend told me by a gent in North Carolina: he actually saw the rifling lands pushed out of the muzzle by a monometal bullet shot in a vintage double.
Its stock is scuffed and scraped and its worn rifling indicates it was fired plenty.
The bore-scope showed the fine-cut rifling that pre-'64s are known for, with traces of very light pitting.
In their six grooves, Colerain barrels feature round bottom rifling that holds less fowling; square bottomed grooves reportedly retain more fowling.
A tightly patched cleaning jag rotates the ramrod almost a half turn as the patch follows the rifling the length of the barrel, indicating a rate of twist, around one turn in 66 inches.
HERE IS A BRIEF LOOK AT RIFLING MET HODS, BOTH SPACE-AGE AND CENTURIES OLD.