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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm.

Usage examples (30)
  • The rifling is scorched about a third of the way up the barrel.
  • The advantage claimed for cut rifling is that it creates no stresses within the barrel because nothing is bashed, pounded, or stretched.
  • The rifling is not cut “Sharp”, there’s rounded edges … to my eyes anyway.
  • I still don’t know if “cut” rifling is better than “button”, or if a hammer-forged barrel is best. for more
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