from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A breech-loading rifle without a magazine, which is charged and fired with a single cartridge: so called to distinguish it from a magazine-rifle or repeating arm that has a reserve of cartridges supplied to the chamber automatically.
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The first shot would be the rifle of Vahr Farg's son; it was a single-loader, like his own.
He knew what the old rifle could do, to an inch, and there were places where the thieves would be coming up where he could stay out of blaster-range and pick them all off, even with a single-loader.
With the sixth came again the thunderous roar of the Cree's single-loader.
MacDonald threw open the breech of his single-loader and drew out a cartridge as long as his finger.
The Second Ban carried a Mauser, the old single loader, to which a magazine was fitted in the Serbian arsenals; while the Third Ban had the old single-loader Berdan rifle.
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