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KEEL
A spacer used to maintain center distance of double barrels during manufacture.

KEEPER
A means of holding straps or cords, such as gun slings, together with a loop or clip made of leather, metal or plastic.

KERNEL
A single particle of propellant powder.

KEYHOLE
An oblong or oval hole in a target that is produced by an unstable bullet striking the target at an angle to the bullet’s longitudinal axis.

KEYHOLING
See Bullet Tipping.

KICKER
The part which draws back a rod which forces home a cartridge on some recoil operated firearms. Also refers to some break-open shotgun ejectors.

KILLING POWER
A non-scientific term for the lethality of a bullet.

KNUCKLE
The front section of the action bar flats.

KNUCKLE BUSTER
See Stop, Hand. Slang term.

KNURLING, KNURL
1. A series of regular ridges or rectangles on a metal surface to help prevent slipping. Used on triggers, hammers, bolt handles, etc.
2. Sometimes used in referring to cartridge case or bullet cannelures.

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