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  1. Shell Carrierflat steel part that fits onto the action bars and on which the bolt sits

          

  2. Bolt Carrierflat steel part that fits onto the action bars and on which the bolt sits

          

  3. Magazine Releasereleases the magazine from the frame (magazine well) [Pistol]

          

  4. Magazine Floor Platepermits removal of the magazine from the firearm [AR-15]

          

  5. Trigger Groupsection consisting of the trigger, trigger springs, safety, and all firing mechanism parts

          

  6. Trigger Guardsection consisting of the trigger, trigger springs, safety, and all firing mechanism parts

          

  7. Magazinecontains ammunition ready to be chambered

          

  8. Triggeractivates the pistol's operation

          

  9. Magazine Tubehousing for the magazine (internal part)

          

  10. Boltcylindrical steel part containing the firing pin and extractor, which closes the breech end of the barrel for firing

          

  11. Combstock's top edge where the shooter's cheek rests

          

  12. Muzzle Flash Suppressorattachment on the barrel's forward end that reduces the flash as burning powder escapes when the bullet exits the barrel

          

  13. Craneattaches the cylinder to the frame so the cylinder can swing in and out of the frame opening; Colt uses the term ___; Smith & Wesson uses the term YOKE (internal part)

          

  14. Receiverholds the trigger group and bolt assembly [Shotgun]

          

  15. Sling Swivelshouses the firing pin, safety, drop safety, sights, and extractor

          

  16. Safetylong cylinder-shaped tube through which the projectile travels from the chamber

          

  17. Slide Lockhouses the firing pin, safety, drop safety, sights, and extractor

          

  18. Safetyblocks the hammer from striking the firing pin; prevents firing (located on the left side of the weapon)

          

  19. Heeltop corner of the butt

          

  20. Shell Latches (stops)two pieces of steel mounted on each side of the inside of the receiver at the magazine's rear; they help hold the cartridges in the magazine and release them one at a time when the action operates. They are also used to manually unload the shotgun.

          

  21. Hammerwhen the trigger is pulled, this part falls forward to activate the primer

          

  22. Slide Stop Leverdevice that locks the slide in the open position

          

  23. Barreltop corner of the butt

          

  24. Recoil Springdirects the recoil spring

          

  25. Framestock's top edge where the shooter's cheek rests

          

  26. Muzzle Barrelprovides a path for the fired bullet

          

  27. Rear Sightlocated on the rear of the frame; it can be adjustable or fixed

          

  28. Upper Receiver Groupsection consisting of the trigger, trigger springs, safety, and all firing mechanism parts

          

  29. Ejectormetal hook-shaped part mounted on the bolt; the hook engages the rim of the cartridge so that when the action is brought to the rear, the ___ removes the shell from the chamber.

          

  30. Barrelprovides a path for the fired bullet

          

  31. Ejection Portexpels the shell from the ejection port (internal part of the bolt)

          

  32. Slidehouses the firing pin, safety, drop safety, sights, and extractor

          

  33. Loading Portbottom opening on the receiver that live rounds are fed into or removed from the magazine tube

          

  34. Extractorexpels the shell from the ejection port (internal part of the bolt)

          

  35. Front Straplocated on the end of the barrel near the muzzle; it is designed for the swift location of the target and for bringing the firearm into alignment for accuracy

          

  36. Stockthe bottom part of the butt

          

  37. Ejectorexpels the shell from the ejection port (internal part of the bolt)

          

  38. sights (front and rear)used to align the firearm to the bullet's point of impact

          

  39. Lower Receiver Groupsection consisting of the trigger, trigger springs, safety, and all firing mechanism parts

          

  40. Magazine Caplocated on the magazine tube's end and keeps the barrel in place

          

  41. Charging Handlebottom opening on the receiver that live rounds are fed into or removed from the magazine tube

          

  42. Recoil Paddirects the recoil spring

          

  43. Cylinder Stoplocks the cylinder

          

  44. Barrelthe bottom part of the butt

          

  45. Rear Sightlocated on the slide's front; used to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy

          

  46. Frameattaches the cylinder to the frame so the cylinder can swing in and out of the frame opening; Colt uses the term ___; Smith & Wesson uses the term YOKE (internal part)

          

  47. Triggerwhen pulled, this releases the sear (a part that holds the hammer in the cocked position) and activates the firing pin

          

  48. Extractorgrips and pulls the shell from the chamber

          

  49. Muzzlehouses the firing pin, safety, drop safety, sights, and extractor

          

  50. Slide Cover Plateallows access of the firing pin assembly

          

  51. Bolt Lock Leverholds the bolt to the rear when the charging handle is pulled to the rear and the lower portion is depressed; releases the bolt when the upper portion is depressed

          

  52. Grip Panel"small of the stock," just behind the receiver; the shooter uses the ___ and his or her shooting hand for control when firing or carrying it

          

  53. Stockthe bottom part of the butt

          

  54. Front Sightlocated on the slide's front; used to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy

          

  55. Hammer Nose / Firing Pin / Pinpart of the hammer or frame that protrudes through the frame and strikes the primer (internal part)

          

  56. Accessory Railprovides space for lighting and sighting devices

          

  57. Back Strappart of the frame that houses the rear sight, positioned over cylinder

          

  58. Front Sight (Bead Sight)bead or raised post on the front of the barrel used to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy

          

  59. Receiverholds the internal parts, as well as the slide assembly, and provides a way to grip the pistol

          

  60. Magazine Catchlocated on the magazine tube's end and keeps the barrel in place

          

  61. Recoil Guidedirects the recoil spring

          

  62. Boltrear area of the stock that the shooter mounts against the shoulder for firing; normally covered with a metal or plastic ___ plate or a recoil pad

          

  63. Trigger Safetyactivates the pistol's operation

          

  64. Backstrapportion of the grip that allows the fingers of the shooting hand to rest

          

  65. Gripattaches the cylinder to the frame so the cylinder can swing in and out of the frame opening; Colt uses the term ___; Smith & Wesson uses the term YOKE (internal part)

          

  66. Fore-end (Slide)wooden or polymer grip near the magazine

          

  67. Magazine Welllocated under the barrel and holds rounds

          

  68. Take Down Pinsenables separation of the upper receiver from the lower receiver and allows for fieldstripping and cleaning

          

  69. Triggerenables the firearm to fire when pulled

          

  70. Ejection Portexpels the shell from the ejection port (internal part of the bolt)

          

  71. Buttrear area of the stock that the shooter mounts against the shoulder for firing; normally covered with a metal or plastic ___ plate or a recoil pad

          

  72. Handpart of a revolver that turns the cylinder as the gun is cocked, thus aligning a cartridge with the hammer or firing pin (internal part)

          

  73. Buffer (Spring)portion of the grip that is placed in the palm of the shooting hand

          

  74. Extractor Rodlong cylinder-shaped tube through which the projectile travels from the chamber

          

  75. Toestock's top edge where the shooter's cheek rests

          

  76. Triggerthe bottom part of the butt

          

  77. Slide Release (Action)mechanical device that, when activated, releases the slide [Shotgun]

          

  78. Cylinder Release Latchdisengages the cylinder from the frame

          

  79. Forward Assista button assuring that the bolt is locked

          

  80. Gripmade of wood, plastic, or rubber; designed to allow the shooter to grip the firearm easily for control

          

  81. Forestock / Hand Guardused to support the rifle with the support hand; acts as a heat shield from the barrel

          

  82. Chambersupports the cartridge at rest and during firing (internal part)

          

  83. Rear Sightlocated on the slide's front; used to bring the firearm into alignment for accuracy

          

  84. Center Pinon a Smith & Wesson revolver, it is the spring-loaded part that holds the cylinder closed

          

  85. Buttthe end of the stock

          

  86. Thumb Restwhen the trigger is pulled, this part falls forward to activate the primer

          

  87. Hammer Spursupports the cartridge at rest and during firing (internal part)

          

  88. Top Strappart of the frame that houses the rear sight, positioned over cylinder

          

  89. Cylinderhouses the extractor rod and contains the chambers that hold the cartridges

          

  90. Front Sightlocated on the end of the barrel near the muzzle; it is designed for the swift location of the target and for bringing the firearm into alignment for accuracy

          

  91. Extractorexpels the shell from the ejection port (internal part of the bolt)