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Breechblock
also called "breech block" and has one more synonym

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  1. the part of the firearm action that closes the breech of a weapon (whether small arms or artillery) at the moment of firing

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  2. Most modern small firearms use a rotating breechblock, better known as a bolt, first used in manually operated bolt action weapons, but later operated by the power of the cartridge in automatic weapons

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  3. Some variations of non-rotating breechblocks include

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  4. Blowback - in which the breechblock is closed by a powerful spring

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  5. Breech Mechanisms in artillery

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  6. A variation of this is the "Delayed blowback" found in many weapons from Heckler & Koch

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