Above: Recoil Lug mounted to barrel of rifle chambered for .416 Rigby. Below: glassbedded receptacle for the lug---to help distribute the forces of recoil.
Lug - A protuberance from a major component of a firearm for attachment to another part, such as a forend fastening lug fitted to the underside of a set of shotgun barrels, a recoil lug fitted to the underside of a heavily recoiling rifle's barrel for inletting into the forend, or a bayonet lug attached near the muzzle of a military rifle. Also, an extra mass of steel machined integrally with the barrel of a revolver to provide resistance to upward barrel flip and to reduce overall recoil.
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