Guns for sale jargon buster

Some of the adverts on Shooting UK Marketplace carry abbreviations that you may not understand. This guide explains what the abbreviations on the guns for sale adverts mean, helping you to decipher adverts and find the right gun for you.

guns for sale jargon buster

adj — adjustable
ble — boxlock ejector
blne — boxlock non ejector
brls — barrels
c/w — complete with
cyl — cylinder
db — double barrel
dt — double trigger
ej — ejector
ex con — excellent condition
fac — firearms certificate
fc — fixed choke
gc — good condition
grd — grade
hg — hammer gun
imp — improved
ltwt — lightweight
m/c — multi-choke
mod — modified
o/u — over and under
ono — or near offer
ovno — or very near offer
p/x — part exchange
pa — pump action
rf — rimfire
rnds — rounds (ammunition)
sa — semi-automatic
sb — single barrel
sbs — side by side
sle — side lock ejector
slne — sidelock no ejector
sst — single selective trigger
tge — teague chokes
u/l — underlever
vgc — very good condition

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