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rifle

A firearm designed with a rifled barrel designed to be fired from the shoulder, which absorbs the recoil, with one hand supporting the gun’s weight and the other pulling the trigger.

Types
Single shot, bolt action, pump action, auto loading (”automatic rifle”).
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Better get your rifles, you fellows," Wolf Larsen called to our hunters; and the five men lined the lee rail, guns in hand, and waited.
I remember, rather indistinctly, that in my desperation and delirium I sprang out into the open and began firing my repeating rifle without seeing anybody to fire at.
The tall soldier, having prepared his rifle, pro- duced a red handkerchief of some kind.
The rifle firing from the boats had ceased, and I made no doubt that they were finished off and that the end had come to everything.
The man had a good start and the tree was not far away; but the speed of the enormous creature behind him was something to marvel at, yet Tippet was in a fair way to make his sanctuary when his foot caught in a tangle of roots and down he went, his rifle flying from his hand and falling several yards away.
The skipper of the Flibberty-Gibbet arrived in the thick of it, in the first throes of oncoming fever, staggering as he walked, and shivering so severely that he could scarcely hold the rifle he carried.
You may call it by what larned name you please, Judge,” said the hunter, throwing his rifle across his left arm, and knocking up a brass lid in the breech, from which he took a small piece of greased leather and, wrapping a bail in it, forced them down by main strength on the powder, where he continued to pound them while speaking.
It was pacing, or rather, slinking, straight for Delcarte, who had now leveled his rifle upon it.
Tom, with the butt of his rifle, gave it a gentle shove, whereupon the creature scurried off through the brush as though glad to make its escape unscathed.
At that moment one of our party, who had been on guard, strode in among us, rifle in hand and somewhat excited.
moaned the Scot, in a hoarse, grating voice--and then the two struggled desperately for the rifle.
The slight deviation of the boat's direction was sufficient to throw the muzzle of the rifle out of aim.