Loop - A bored-through projection beneath the barrel to secure it to the forestock of a muzzle-loading gun, or the forend to the barrel(s) of a breechloading gun via the pass-through of a key fastener. (upper photo) Or, the lug by which the detachable forend of a break-open gun is secured to the barrels by means of an an Anson, Deeley, lever, or other mechanism.
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