In the last couple of posts, we studied the break-open action and the sliding barrel action. Now we will study another type of action that is known for its sturdiness and is still with us. This action is the bolt action.
- It was the first mass-produced military weapon using breech-loading technology.
- The ammunition it used burned almost completely, so it didn’t need to eject the paper casing after firing the weapon. This was a precursor to caseless ammunition.
- It was the first bolt-action breechloading weapon.