Origin of single-shot
Examples from the Web for single-shot
The single-shot pistol is the most accurate of any, there being no escape of gas.
All single-shot breech-loading pistols open by pressing a lever, whether on top, at the side, or underneath the barrel.
Ruth Pemberton did not know, and her mind was running on other matters than guns, single-shot or magazine.The Sunset Trail|Alfred Henry Lewis
When a single-shot rifle is not used, the American usually takes a repeater, the Englishman a double-barrel.Hunting in Many Lands|Various
With a single-shot pistol it has been shown that good work can be done at 400 yards.The Modern American Pistol and Revolver|A. C. Gould