from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spring used to check or stop a piece which recoils.
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This new semi-auto is chambered for three-inch loads and weighs 6.5 pounds, thanks to a lighter magazine tube, recoil-spring system, slim-line barrel and machined rib.
The elastic force of steam is the power that lifts the ram, the escape permitting its entire force to fall upon the head of the driving block; while the steam above the piston on the upper part of the cylinder, acting as a buffer or recoil-spring, materially enhances the effect of the downward blow.