Nomenclature of the Shotgun
Terms in this set (21)
Mechanical Device that, when activated, releases the slide.
Long cylinder-shaped tube through which the projectile travels from the chamber.
Cylindrical steel part containing the firing pin and extractor, which closes the breech end of the barrel for firing.
Flat steel part that fits onto the action bars on which the bolt sits.
Opening on the side or bottom of the receiver; spent casings are ejected from it and live rounds are loaded into this port.
Piece of spring steel mounted on the inside left of the receiver; when the action pulls a shell to the rear, it compresses and then releases the ejector as the bolt goes past it.
Metal hook-shaped part mounted on the bolt; the hook engages the rim of the cartridge so that when the action is brought to the rear, the extractor removes the shell from the chamber.
Fore-End or Slide
Wooden or polymer grip near the magazine.
Front/Bead sight or post
Bead or raised post on the front of the barrel used to bring the firearm onto alignment for accuracy.
Bottom opening on the receiver that live rounds are fed into or removed from the magazine tube.
Located on the magazines tubes end and keeps the barrel in place.
Located under the barrel and holds rounds
Barrel's front end
Secondary Aligning device located on the receiver or barrel that aligns with the front sight bead or post to bring the shotgun into alignment for accuracy.
Holds the trigger group and bolt assembly
Mechanical device that prevents a shooter from pulling the trigger and discharging the shotgun.
Slightly rounded steel part that blocks the loading port; catches rounds released from the magazine and raises them into alignment with the chamber.
Shell Latches (Stops)
Two pieces of steel mounted on each side of the inside of the receiver at the magazines rear; they help hold the cartridges in the magazine and release them one at a time when the action operates. They are also used to manually unload the shotgun.
Part of the weapon attached to the receiver; a shooter places the stock on his or her shoulder when firing.
When pulled, this releases the sear and activates the firing pin.
Part of the frame that protects the trigger.