Answer: How is a single-shot firearm different from a repeating firearm?
- A single-shot firearm must be reloaded each time the firearm is fired.
Once the trigger is activated, the mechanism ejects the projectile and to re-fire, we need human action to load a cannon in the barrel that we had in the ammunition tank and that we have previously loaded. Single-shot firearms are firearms that hold only a single round of ammunition, and must be reloaded after each shot.
The repeating rifle is, rifled shoulder arm typically designed with a spring-loaded tubular or box magazine holding metallic cartridges, each of which is fed into the chamber or breech by a lever, pump, bolt, or semiautomatic mechanism.