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cross section of a muzzle loading click to hear : cross section of a muzzle loading

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bore wad powder chamber vent shot

bore click to hear : bore

Hollow part of the muzzle loading that guided the projectile.

wad click to hear : wad

Double pad that kept the projectile in place and transmitted the thrust explosion.

powder chamber click to hear : powder chamber

Part containing the gunpowder charge; it was positioned behind the projectile.

vent click to hear : vent

Opening in the barrel for igniting the powder charge.

shot click to hear : shot

Solid spherical projectile that was loaded into cannons; they were first made of stone, then of cast iron from the 16th century.