self-cocking

adjective
self-cock·​ing | \ˌself-ˈkä-kiŋ \

Definition of self-cocking 

of a firearm

: cocked by the operation of some part of the action self-cocking on pushing the bolt forward

First Known Use of self-cocking

1847, in the meaning defined above

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