cartridge extractor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cartridge extractor a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
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Usage

In literature:

The cartridge-case is withdrawn by a sliding extractor fitted to the breech ends of the barrels.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

The cylinders do not ride on a simple base pin, like a single-action revolver, but a more complicated frame-fitted yoke with an integral cartridge extractor.
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