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- ‘For the next 50 years breech-loading muskets and rifles were made in England as sporting guns.’
- ‘Steel warships propelled by steam and equipped with breech-loading weapons had become standard.’
- ‘The breech-loading cannons were set to fire in only one fixed direction and were of little use.’
- ‘Recoil systems and cartridge ammunition increased rates of fire of breech-loading weapons.’
- ‘This coincided with rapid improvement in firearms, with breech-loading rifles replacing the musket.’
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