Definition of Slide action
1. Noun. Action mechanism in a modern rifle or shotgun; a back and forward motion of a sliding lever ejects the empty shell case and cocks the firearm and loads a new round.
Generic synonyms: Action, Action Mechanism
Group relationships: Rifle, Scattergun, Shotgun
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Literary usage of Slide action
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1. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1899)
"For wing shooting I use a Winchester repeating shotgun, slide action. ... Does the slide action jam the shells? TM, Southborough, Mass. ..."
2. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1898)
"La Drew Sherwood, Etna, NY I have used a slide action repeating shotgun for some time. ... They use the slide action Winchester gun and would have no other. ..."
3. State Laws and Ordinances on Firearms by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"factured prior to 1898, manually operated bolt action weapons, lever action weapons, slide action weapons, single-shot weapons, multiple-barrel weapons, ..."
4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"... from the slide action, and in these in early days the filling up of the scale was made possible by the introduction of side- holes as above described. ..."