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Does a barrel move forward during firing?

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<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: timujin on 2001-05-29 22:28 ]</font>
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Is this is some kind of quize?

As the shooter fires the gun, the expanding gazes produced by the burning powder, inside the cartridge, start pushing the bullet down the barrel. At the same time, those same gazes, start pushing the cartridge case and hence, the locked slide and barrel to the rear. These three items, are for the time being, locked together.
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<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Frank Sottile on 2001-06-25 19:50 ]</font>
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The slide moves backwards.
M1911's and 'A1's, as well as the vast majority of commercial production, will have some fore-aft "play" in the barrel lock-up. When the gun is fired, the case is driven to the rear, against the breechface, and the barrel is . . . goes with the case, or is driven away from the case, ie: forward?
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