muzzle (firearm)

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The opening located on the end of a gun's barrel. This is the point from which ammunition is expelled. At times, because of the small explosion that creates the force that propels the ammunition through the barrel and out the muzzle, a bit of smoke exits the muzzle, along with the bullet .

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"Muzzle end of a Sig Sauer P220, January 30, 2008" by RONg is licensed under CC BY-ND.

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