In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(rod)baqueta feminineher back was as straight as a ramrod — tenía la espalda recta / erguida
- as stiff as a ramrod — más tieso que un palo de escoba
- Another plus on the side of safety is the length of the ramrod, which matches the distance from base of breech to muzzle.
- Contemporary drill manuals dictated twenty separate steps to load and fire the Bess, including five just to replace the ramrod.
- ‘Take away the ramrod and you'd barely know it was a muzzleloader,’ Remington Arms says of its Model 700 in-line muzzleloaders.
- I watched his hands, tipping measured amounts of powder from a pewter horn, tapping in a ball and wad with a short ramrod.
- The next step is ensuring an unloaded firearm, which is accomplished with the ramrod as explained earlier.
- Also included is our custom made collapsible brass and wood ramrod that tucks neatly into the fore-end when not in use and a wrench for easy removal of the breech plug for both safety and easy cleaning.
- This produces enough tension to keep the ramrod from wiggling around and cancels the tendency to come loose from the barrel groove under recoil.
- This lever is hollow to house the shot barrel ramrod, which generally lands on the ground.
- For the double-ended ramrods, one end is threaded for cleaning attachments and the other end shaped concave for loading a patched round lead ball over 30 grains of powder.
- Stark's regiment loaded the powder and wad into the muzzle of their gun, and with a ramrod forced a musketball into the burning hot barrel of the weapon.
- Two brown-finish thimbles under the barrel secure the wooden ramrod.
- Raven now withdrew a metal ramrod that was set beneath the metal tube, and stared at it.
- We both rammed the ball down at the same time, throwing the ramrod over our shoulders carelessly.
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