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PostSubject: Falling Block action. Martini Rifle Action   Falling Block action. Martini Rifle Action EmptySat Aug 27, 2011 10:35 pm

What is meant by "Falling Block action". I always thought it was a breech loading rifle. Or is "Falling Block" another name for breech loader.
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PostSubject: Re: Falling Block action. Martini Rifle Action   Falling Block action. Martini Rifle Action EmptyWed Aug 31, 2011 1:01 pm

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The block pivots at the rear and falls at the front exposing the chamber, likewise a Snider can be classified as a "trapdoor" action or pivoting block.
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