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A "rifle" is a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed metallic cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger.

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-3 (16) (applies to Penal Code).

Commentary:  See glossary entry for "firearm."






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