v. to cut or manufacture spiraling grooves - most often times inside the barrel of a gun or small arm
n. any small arm that features rifling inside its barrel
Note: Science fiction often mistakenly refers to some portable LASER weapons as "rifles" or "laser rifles". Unless the weapon features rifling (which is unlikely and useless to a laser), then these terms are incorrect.
Also see: rifling
"Gunsmiths first began to rifle muskets in Europe."
Its a kick ass russian self loading rifle Biatch!!!
"i picked up the russian Tokarev SVT-40 and shot the Nazi twice.
"Hear that? Quick pass me my SLR."
FN SLR - Fabrique Nationale Self Loading Rifle. Standard issue to the british army before the introduction of the SA80.
Also known as the FN FAL in other countries.
MY SLR is playing up again!
The SKS (which stands for Samozaryadniy Karabin Simonova, or Simonov Self-Loading Carbine) was developed by the USSR in 1945 and was the first battlefield rifle to use the now ubiquitous 7.62x39 mm round. It was quickly superceded by the AK47 rifle, which was lighter, shorter, and capable of select fire, in contrast to the bulky SKS. The SKS was later exported to Warsaw pact countries and Asia. It was widely used as a terrorist and guerilla weapon prior to the latter's switch to the AK47. Most SKS rifles available for sale in the US today come from Russia, Yugoslavia, Romania, China. A few rare variants come from Albania and also Vietnam. The SKS utilizes a simple returning gas-piston system similar to that of the AK in order to chamber the next round after a round has been fired and has a magazine capacity of 10 rounds. Loading of the SKS is accomplished by use of stripper clips.
The SKS is a capable, reliable and accurate rifle.
Type 56 (top) and AKS-47.The Chinese Type 56 was the standard issue assault rifle of the Chinese military from the late 1950s until the 1980s when it was replaced by the newer Type 81 assault rifle. Some Chinese Reserve and Militia units still use the Type 56 rifle as well as the SKS. During the Cold War period, the Type 56 was exported to communist forces in the Third World. Many of these rifles found their way to battlefields in Africa, South-East Asia, and the Middle East during the Cold War era and were used alongside Kalashnikov rifles from both the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact nations of Eastern Europe.
Chinese support for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam before the mid-1960s meant that the Type 56 was frequently encountered by American soldiers during the Vietnam War, in the hands of either NVA soldiers or Viet Cong guerrillas. In fact, the Type 56 was discovered in enemy hands far more often than Russian-made AK-47s or AKMs. When relations between China and the North Vietnam government declined in the 1970s and the Sino-Vietnamese War began, the Vietnamese government still had large numbers of Type 56 rifles in its arsenals while the People's Liberation Army still used the Type 56 as its standard weapon. Thus, Chinese and Vietnamese forces fought each other using the same Chinese-made Type 56 rifles.
Type 69 RPG and Type 56-2.
A Chinese sailor, armed with a Type 56 assault rifle.During the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s, many Chinese Typ...
Fusil Automatique Léger ("Light Automatic Rifle") or FAL is a self-loading, selective fire battle rifle produced by the Belgian armaments manufacturer Fabrique Nationale (FN).more...
The design of the FAL is Based off the Sturmgewehr 44.
The FN FAL is NOT an Assault rifle. It's considered a 'Battle Rifle'. The difference is that a battle rifle like the FAL fires a full -sized rifle round and assault rifles fire shorter intermediate cartridges. The difference is also seen in the effectiveness of the gun's range. While the FAL can fire at a mid to long range, an assault rifle like the AK-47 can fire short to mid range.
The FAL rifle is famous for it's use in the British Army, as well as many NATO countries. It's also seen in many video games Like MW2 and Black Ops as a semi automatic rifle (This is accurate because the FAL has selective fire).
The FAL has seen service since the 1950s and is still used today.