Origin of central-fire
Examples from the Web for central-fire
They consequently lack the safety, reliability, and accuracy of the corresponding calibers in central-fire ammunition.Pistol and Revolver Shooting|A. L. A. Himmelwright
In the High Street he stopped at Clifford's the gunmaker's, and bought a heavy revolver, with a box of central-fire cartridges.The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A little beyond my fishing-basket is a sideboard which is littered with central-fire cartridges, tins of powder, and bags of shot.Sporting Society, Vol. I (of 2)|Various
The central-fire cartridge, practically as now in use, was introduced into England in 1861 by Daw.
Many of these have been altered to breech-loaders, to shoot the central-fire cartridges, and are accurate and fine shooting arms.The Modern American Pistol and Revolver|A. C. Gould