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A gun designed to have ammunition inserted at the breech rather than through the muzzle.
- ‘Rifles became breech-loaders, then repeaters.’
- ‘The cartridges fired by these early breech-loaders were lacking in power when compared to muskets.’
- ‘The breech-loader was probably a swivel gun, although the barrel may have been mounted on a timber block mount.’
- ‘It will thus be seen that two men with the breech-loader scored six points more than the fifteen men with the Enfield.’
- ‘The field officers who opposed the breech-loaders saw their job as controlling the troops.’
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