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  1. the bottom part of the butt
  2. bottom opening on the receiver that live rounds are fed into or removed from the
    magazine tube
  3. located under the barrel and holds rounds
  4. rear 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
  5. opening on the side or bottom
    of the receiver; spent casings are ejected from it and live rounds are loaded into this port
  6. holds the trigger group and bolt assembly
  7. bead or raised post on the front of the barrel used to bring the firearm into
    alignment for accuracy
  8. top corner of the but
  9. piece of spring steel mounted on the
    inside left of the receiver; when the action pulls a shell to the rear, it compresses and then
    releases the ___ as the bolt goes past it
  10. stock's top edge where the shooter's cheek rests
  11. cylindrical steel part containing the
    firing pin and extractor, which closes the
    breech end of the barrel for firing
  12. when pulled, this releases the sear (a part that holds the hammer in the cocked position) and
    activates the firing pin
  13. mechanical device that prevents a shooter from pulling the trigger and discharging the shotgun
  14. located on the magazine tube's end and keeps the barrel in place
  15. long cylinder-shaped tube through
    which the projectile travels from the chamber
  16. flat steel part that fits onto the
    action bars and on which the bolt sits
  17. 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.
  18. mechanical device that, when activated, releases the slide
  19. slightly rounded steel part that blocks the loading port; catches rounds released from the
    magazine and raises them into alignment with the chamber
  20. part of the weapon attached to the receiver; a shooter places the ___ on his or her shoulder
    when firing
  21. "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
  22. metal 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.
  23. barrel's front end
  24. secondary aligning device located on the receiver or barrel that aligns with the front sight
    bead or post to bring the shotgun into alignment for accuracy
  25. a butt plate, usually rubber, that reduces the effect of the shotgun's recoil or "kick"
  26. wooden or polymer grip near the magazine
  27. part of the frame that protects the trigger