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Number: 42/9
Name: Firearms > Breech loading > Faucet breechblock
Description: The breechblock turns about a central fixed axis, which is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the barrel like a faucet valve, to open and close the breech. The charge is sometimes received in this block and there retained when fired. In other cases the block closes the breech containing the charge.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6234058 Semiautomatic pocket gun and ammunition May. 22, 2001
5939657 Semiautomatic pistol and ammunition Aug. 17, 1999
4825743 Magazine and feed mechanism for firearms May. 2, 1989
4603615 Liquid propellant weapon system Aug. 5, 1986
4348941 Shoulder arm with swivel breech member Sep. 14, 1982
4152857 Means for loading small firearms including a box magazine and cartridge clips May. 8, 1979
4004363 Rotatable cartridge chamber for firearm type weapon Jan. 25, 1977
3997994 Shoulder arm with swivel breech member Dec. 21, 1976

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