Sentence Examples with the word breech-loading

It has suffered considerably in modern times from the competition of other towns in this industry, especially since the introduction of the breech-loading rifle.

Lastly, to allow for the superior centering of the shot obtainable with the breech-loading system, Bashforth introduces a factor a, called the coefficient of steadiness.

One of his last essays dealt with the war of 1866 and the influence of the breech-loading rifle, and he died at Passy on the 24th of March 1869 only a year before the Franco-German War.