What is a Breechlock?

  Firearm actions A breechblock (or breech block) is the part of the firearm action that closes the breech of a weapon (whether small arms or artillery) at the moment of firing. Contents 1Variants 1.1Rotating bolt 1.2Sliding block 1.3Side-hinged breechblock 1.4Trapdoor breechblock 1.5Rolling block 1.6Peabody-Martini 1.7Tilting block 1.8In-line 1.9Blowback 1.10Floating actions 1.11Interrupted screw 1.12Falling screwed breechblock 1.13Split breech 2See also 3References 4External links Variants[edit] A … Continue reading “What is a Breechlock?”