The breech-loader is loaded from the breech or rear end of the barrel and not at the muzzle.
It was, of course, a breech-loader, and carried six extra cartridges in its magazine.
When he came out again he had a breech-loader on each shoulder and David's ten dollars in his pocket.
This was the first breech-loader I had ever seen, and I looked it over with a buying eye.
Jack took his breech-loader, raised it to the shoulder, and said, "Ready!"
Charging a breech-loader is rapid work, but the flock was nine hundred or a thousand yards off before I could again take aim.
If in siege works or en barbette, it is much easier to load a muzzle loader under cover than a breech-loader.
He then replaced the musket in its sealskin cover as carefully as if it had been a $300 breech-loader.
breech-loader: central fire, the same as now made by Lancaster.
Another distinct type of breech-loader was invented in France about the middle of the 17th century.