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Rifling

Scope note

Use for the process of cutting spiral grooves in the surface of a firearm projectile or the bore of a firearm barrel, also for the system of grooves so cut. The grooves impart a spinning motion to the projectile, thus equalizing its balance in flight and stabilizing its trajectory.

Term type

AAT

Getty AAT term number

3000226127

Equivalent Terms used

rifled

Created

11yrs ago

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