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The envelope enclosing the lead core of a bullet.
A malfunction that prevents the action from operating. Jams may be caused by faulty or altered parts, ammunition, poor maintenance of the firearm, or improper use of the firearm.
The upward and rearward recoil of a firearm when it is fired. It is commonly called recoil or "kick."
The uncut surface of the bore of a rifled barrel.
The combination of components used to assemble a cartridge or shotshell. The term also refers to the act of putting ammunition into a firearm.