Could you please tell me names for the important parts of a gun--especially the "long rod" from which the bullet leaves?
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(Eg., "double-barrel shotgun.")
The old pistols often had a "cylinder" into which the cartridges were inserted by hand. It would automatically index with each firing to bring the next cartridge into position.
I believe most assault weapons have the cartridges in removable clips.
Avangi has already answered your question.
I only wanted to promote ()M-W visual dictionary . Have a look -- for instance -- at these entries, showing pictures of guns/pistols + labels for most of their parts.
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Really only good for plinking around the house/garden.
Although they're popular among LA gangbangers cruising the freeways, randomly "shooting out" people's rear windows, they're mainly just for fun.
When I was a lad, the Daisy air rifle was popular, and many of the kids had one (not I). Once in a while someone would catch a BB in the eye.
The pellet is propelled by compressed air, rather than exploding powder, so the discharge is silent.
Recently, an LA resident used one over a period of time to quiet a neighbor's dog. The dog finally died, and was found to be full of pellets.
The diagram referred to shows some components which would not be found on a "real" pistol.
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