When using muzzleloading firearms, you must understand what each of the terms means. It may come as a surprise when learning about these terms but it is very common. Muzzleloading means different things to different people. If you want to know what the differences are then read on to learn all you need to know.
FG or Field Gun, also known as the “Firing Pin” is the part that holds the firing pin. The name comes from the fact that it is used in the process of making pistol ammunition. As the name implies, the fg is used during gun manufacturing. Other uses are in hand loading, reloading, and shooting guns.
FFT or First Fire Barrel, also known as the “First Shot” is the first magazine that the gun is loaded with. When the trigger is pulled, the primer strikes the firing pin. This pushes the fffg down the barrel and it makes the bullet. It will go down until the primer strikes the firing pin again. The bullet leaves the barrel and gets pushed back up into the magazine where it goes through another cycle until it is fired.
FFF or First Feeding Face, is a metal ring that helps keep the primer rod straight. If it were not there, then the primer would hit the rim of the case. The primer then pushes it against the walls of the magazine. The ffg prevents this from happening. Another term for the ffg is the feed face, which helps when using muzzleloading firearms to ensure that your firearm is fed consistently.
FF or First Feeding Fireplace is the part that holds the firing pin. The primer is directly pulled by the firing pin down into the primer chamber. This pushes the firing pin all the way down the barrel, making sure that it goes down all the way to the bottom of the gun. This also helps the primer to ignite when the gun is fired.
The last term that we are going to discuss is the Tuing Pin. This is the part on the side of the firearm that ties it to the frame. When using muzzleloading firearms, you will have to replace the tuning pin anytime. It helps to make sure that the gun fires consistently. The name for this pin is usually called the windage pin, because it prevents the firearm from firing when it is not pointed in the right direction.