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  • I was tremendously delighted at the idea that I was to have a real central-fire gun.

    Reminiscences of Tolstoy

  • I tried afterward to buy the gun he had spoken of from his legatees not in the quality of a central-fire gun, but as TurgĂ©nieff's gun; but I did not succeed.

    Reminiscences of Tolstoy

  • I tried afterward to buy the gun he had spoken of from his legatees not in the quality of a central-fire gun, but as Turgenieff's gun; but I did not succeed.

    Reminiscences of Tolstoy

  • The nearest size in central-fire cartridge to seven millimetres is called the 300, which is .3 of an inch.

    The Hand in the Dark

  • The only arms taken were revolvers of the Government regulation pattern (breech loading, central-fire).

    Kafir Stories Seven Short Stories

  • In the High Street he stopped at Clifford's, the gun-maker's, and bought a heavy revolver, with a box of central-fire cartridges.

    Round the Red Lamp

  • "One double No. 12 central-fire Keeper's shot-gun, full choke both barrels."

    King Solomon's Mines

  • As he spoke the professor handed six of the little central-fire cartridges, while Frank drew the small revolver he carried out of a pocket within the breast of his cotton jacket, and began to thrust them in.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp

  • On the taciturn bronze-countenance, therefore, things being now all ready, there sits a grimmer gravity than ever, compressing a hotter central-fire than ever.

    The French Revolution

  • Doctor’s 900-fathom sounding-line, 500 rounds of pin, rim, and central-fire cartridges for my arms, and ninety musket bullets, also belonging to me.

    How I Found Livingstone

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