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In our condition descriptions, 98%blue means raw steel is showing through 2% of the overall blued surface.

We try to describe the percentage of finish neither optimistically nor conservatively but exactly as it is.

Bluing reduces the reflectivity of polished steel parts and helps inhibit further rust.

Traditionally, the fulcrum of balance should be right at the hingepin.

If the balance point is ahead of the hingepin the gun would be said to be barrel-heavy with more forward inertia; slower to swing and slower to stop.

Photo Aperture Sight - See Peep Sight APUN - Action Patent Use Number.

Under patent law during the period of greatest creativity in the British firearms trade (circa 1860 - 1910) gunmakers typically numbered each patented component with its own number of use of the patent (not the number of the patent itself as registered with the patent office as in the USA)---irrespective of the serial number of the firearm.

Photo Baker Ejectors - A type of mechanism, built into the forend of a break-open firearm, utilizing a direct-acting coil spring to kick out a spent shell while only raising an unfired shell far enough to remove manually.

Photo Balance - The handling characteristic of a break-open gun.Photo Anson & Deeley Action - A type of boxlock action design for a break-open gun, patented in 1875, the essence of simplicity utilizing only two springs and three moving parts (per barrel).One of the most successful action designs ever, and still produced to this day by innumerable makers in many countries. any replica of any firearm described in subparagraph (A) if such replica (i) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition, or (ii) uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition which is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.ADL, BDL - Suffix designations used by Remington to signify grades of various models of bolt action rifles. The BDL version generally adds a hinged floorplate, slightly better wood, checkering, contrasting forend tip and pistol grip cap.ADL and BDL stand for A Grade De Luxe and B Grade De Luxe.Photo Ball Screw - See Worm Ball & Shot Gun - A firearm, built to be able to shoot either a single projectile or a load of shot pellets; generally built heavier than their shotgun counterparts and fitted with rudimentary rifle sights; often either with robust rifling just at the muzzle or with Lancaster Oval Boring.

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