Breech face


Breech Face of a 20 gauge shotgun.                                                                                                                     Breech Face of a .470 Nitro Express double rifle. Note the active doll's head third fastener for extra strength.

Breech Face - The flat, normally vertically oriented steel wall through which the firing pin passes and which supports the base of a cartridge when it is fired. Also: Standing Breech


In a bolt action rifle, the bolt face could be considered the breech face.



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