wire-wound gun

noun

Definition of wire-wound gun 

: a gun in the construction of which an inner tube either entire or in segments is wound with wire under tension to insure greater soundness and uniformity of resistance and in which hoops and jackets are sometimes shrunk on the tube over the wire — compare damascus barrel

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