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Numerous history organizations hold firearms within their collections.

This Technical Leaflet outlines the proper ways to identify firearms with proper terminology. A list of identification terminology and glossary with terms defined will help professionals classify and identify specific objects.

Useful diagrams label the different pieces of firearms for easier identification.

Tips for classifying firearms show two methods of classification to prevent vague catalogue descriptions that will not help researchers or curators.

Technical Leaflet #136 (1981)