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Action (firearms)

Action in the context of firearms world refers to "The combination of the receiver or frame and breech bolt together with the other parts of the mechanism by which a firearm is loaded, fired and unloaded." [1]


  1. 27 word quotation: Fair Use Source: SAAMI's Technical Committee, "Specifications and Information Glossary". Newtown, Connecticut: Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI), 2009., Accessed February 13, 2015.