smoothbore

What is smoothbore?

smoothbore meaning in Military terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
the bore of the firearm was smooth, i.e., no grooves had been cut into the bore. Rifling, however, meant there were spiral grooves cut into the bore in order to impart a spin to the projectile to increase its accuracy and carrying power.

 

reference: Golden Gate – Glossary of Military Terms

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