<![if !vml]><![endif]>Crimp - The star-shaped folded closure at the mouth of a shotgun shell.
Crimp - Roll crimp (largely supplanted by the star-type crimp; top photo.
The nominal length of a cartridge is measured with the crimp open---for which the gun's chamber must be long enough to accommodate.
Newly-crimped (empty) 10-bore rifle cartridge case. Crimping die. Set tool which forms crimp when placed atop crimping tool and struck with hammer.
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