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Glossary Results

N - 24 matching terms

NATIONAL MATCH AMMUNITION
See Ammunition, National Match.

NATO CARTRIDGE
See Cartridge, NATO.

NECK (OF A CARTRIDGE)
See Cartridge, Neck Of.

NECK ANNEALING
A heating process used in cartridge case manufacture intended to relieve internal stresses in the neck area caused by cold working.

NECK CLEARANCE
The dimensional difference between the diameter of the neck of a loaded cartridge case and the chamber.

NECK CRACK
See Neck, Split.

NECK SIZING
See Sizing, Neck.

NECK TENSION
The circumferential stress that the case neck exerts on the seated bullet, as a result of the interference fit provided by the case neck inside diameter and the bullet outside diameter.

NECK THICKNESS
Average thickness of the wall of a cartridge case surrounding the bullet.

NECK, SPLIT
A longitudinal rupture in the neck of a metallic cartridge case.

NECKING-DOWN
The use of case forming dies to reduce both the outside and inside diameter of a cartridge case neck.

NIPPLE
A hollow, cone-shaped part of a percussion firearm upon which a percussion cap or musket cap is placed. The hole in the nipple directs the flame or flash of the cap to the powder charge. Also called a Cone.

NIPPLE PICK
A pointed instrument used to clean the orifice of nipples on percussion firearms.

NIPPLE WRENCH
Tool made for the removal and installation of nipples on percussion firearms.

NITRO WAD
See Wad, Nitro.

NITROCELLULOSE POWDER
See Powder, Nitrocellulose.

NITROGLYCERINE
The common term for the nitric acid ester of glycerine, i.e., glyceryl nitrate. It is incorporated with nitrocellulose smokeless powder formulations to make double base propellant powders. See Powder, Double Base.

NOMINAL CHARGE
See Charge, Nominal.

NON-CORROSIVE
A term applied to primers that contain no chemical compounds that could produce corrosion or rust in gun barrels, but does not necessarily protect from corrosion or rust.

NON-HYGROSCOPIC POWDER
See Powder, Non-hygroscopic.

NOSE
The point or tip of a bullet.

NOTCH SIGHT
See Sight, Notch.

NSSF
The acronym for National Shooting Sports Foundation.

NUTCRACKER TOOL
See Tong Tool.

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A-L | M-Z