A weapon should never be brought within the portals of a man's house loaded; the breech-loading cartridge can be easily withdrawn.
I think they then still had the Armstrong breech-loading system.
He continued his experimentation until 1836, when he made and patented the first breech-loading needle-gun complete.
They had also a 10-inch gun aft, and a dozen 6-inch breech-loading guns.
During the 17th and 18th centuries breech-loading arms were very numerous and of considerable variety.
He was able to fire two shots with the repeater while I could fire one from the breech-loading Ballard.
So far as I could see, they were armed with breech-loading rifles.
He had a breech-loading double-barreled rifle with him and two revolvers.
The other early sea-cannon, which we have mentioned, were also breech-loading.
The Franco-German war found him in Europe with a breech-loading gun that would throw shells.