A Gas bleed is a firearm component used for various purposes.

Bolt action riflesEdit

A gas bleed has been used on various bolt action rifles to prevent ruptured cartridges. First originated on the Remington Lee 1879 and 1882/1885 models (and possibly 1871 Beaumont rifles) but mainstream on Mauser rifles[1].

Gas operationEdit

A gas bleed is found on gas operated firearms, usually a small hole on the barrel/gas block that is used to push back a gas piston to unlock the bolt.



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