Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MoreIsLess, Sep 12, 2011.
Can someone explain to me what the breechface of a pistol is....thanks
Also referred to as the standing breech, it is the vertical flat surface of the slide that holds the cartridge in the chamber, against which the case recoils when the round is fired and from which the firing pin protrudes when it strikes the primer.
It is also the surface upon which the base of the cartridge moves up as it moves from the magazine. If it is not in spec jams will result.
Just not on a pistol slide.
STANDING BREECH: That part of the frame of a revolver or break-open firearm which supports the head of the cartridge when it is fired.
If it moves when the gun is fired, it isn't a standing breech.
The breech face is the front of whatever form of breechblock is used to support the cartridge in a particular firearm. The term "standing breech" is usually is used on break open shotguns; the flat surface in front of it is referred to as the "water table."
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