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self-loader

[self-loh-der] /ˈsɛlfˈloʊ dər/
noun
1.
semiautomatic (def 3).
Origin of self-loader
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • In both cases pistol should be used as a self-loader, and in the second the cartridge may be removed and wiped, then reloaded.

    Pistol and Revolver Shooting A. L. A. Himmelwright
  • Pistol will then be fired deliberately 500 rounds as a self-loader, cooling after each 50 rounds.

    Pistol and Revolver Shooting A. L. A. Himmelwright
  • After being hung up indoors for 22 hours, five shots will be fired into a sand butt, using pistol as a self-loader.

    Pistol and Revolver Shooting A. L. A. Himmelwright

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