Weapon and gun Quiz
The Winchester brand of rifles were among the earliest
A: Repeating rifles.
Winchester brand repeater was highly popular and was known
as "The Gun that Won the West" for its widespread use by who?
A: Western settlers.
The grooves most commonly used in modern rifling have fairly sharp what?
The first Winchester rifle, the Winchester Model 1866 , was nicknamed what?
A: The "Yellow Boy" because of its receiver of a bronze/brass alloy.
The Winchester Model 1866 was known for its rugged construction and lever-action mechanism that allowed the rifleman to fire a
number of shots before having to what?
In 2013 Winchester brought back which iconic rifle?
A: Model 1873.
A Winchester Model 1876 was found in the possession of what
Apache warrior after his surrender in 1886?
From the late Middle Ages onwards, warships began to carry what of various calibres?
The U.S. 5"/54 caliber Mark 45 gun can fire 20 rounds per minute with a range of how far?
A: 20 miles.
For purposes of gun safety, access to a functioning firearm can be prevented by keeping the firearm in what condition?
In gun safety, what is a trigger lock used for?
A: To prevent the trigger from being pulled on a gun.
Often, guns will discharge if the gun is what?
When a firearm is discharged it emits a very loud noise that can cause temporary or permanent hearing damage such as what?
When discharged, a firearm can emit hot gases, powder, and other what?
A: High velocity debris.
Semi-automatic and fully automatic guns, can eject what at high speed?
A: Spent cartridges.
Spent shell casings can be what when ejected?
A: Dangerously hot.
In gun safety, what can include a failure to fire, a delayed fire, or an incomplete discharge?
A: A misfire.
A mechanical malfunction of a gun is typically called a what?
Access to guns is a major risk factor for youth what?
The Minie ball, was a type of muzzle-loading rifle bullet that came to prominence in what wars?
A: American Civil War and the Crimean War.
Helical rifling grooves in the barrel of a gun impart spin to the projectile around its long axis which gyroscopically stabilizes the
projectile, improving its what?
A: Aerodynamic stability and accuracy.
What were smoothbore, large caliber weapons using ball-shaped ammunition fired at relatively low velocity called?
With muskets, the ball was a loose fit in the barrel and thus the projectile was not very what?
With a shotgun, what is the choke?
A: A tapered constriction of a shotgun barrel's bore at the muzzle end.
A bullet designed to expand on impact is often called a what?
In a bullet, what is the jacket?
A: A metal covering, usually copper, wrapped around a lead core.
A firearms malfunction where a fired bullet does not have enough force for it to exit the barrel, so it gets stuck in the barrel is called a what?
A device that attaches to the barrel of a gun to reduce noise and flash generated when firing it is called a what?
A: Silencer or sound suppressor.