firing mechanism

  1. the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
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How To Use firing mechanism In A Sentence

  • He is best known for his automatic pistols and was the first one to invent the slide, which encloses the barrel of a pistol and the firing mechanism.
  • Because the whole firing mechanism housing can be simply removed from the frame by hand, it's both easily maintained and repaired in the field and as a separate sub-assembly, vastly simplifies production of the pistol itself.
  • The firing mechanism mechanically fires the spotting rifle and uses a magneto to fire the rocket.
  • The main gun's normal firing circuit operates the firing mechanism of AIMTEST and all main gun safeties are operational.
  • Unfortunately, the water had damaged the firing mechanism inside the rocket.
  • Nearby, police found a pickup truck on its side with 17 rocket launchers and a crude firing mechanism inside.
  • That would leave the bulk of the bag free for the plutonium 239 and the firing mechanism John had described.
  • The soldier told me where the firing mechanism of a rifle was.
  • The bomb's firing mechanism is activated by a time-clock.
  • Grenades have a small, removable cotter pin in the firing mechanism. Heart of a Patriot
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