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07:25 Nov 2, 2008
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English to Arabic translations [PRO]
Military / Defense / Depiction of a gun وصف بندقية
English term or phrase: the small
No. 1 is a Martini Henry carbine with the butt painstakingly decorated with hundreds of studs depicting moon and sun shapes. It also sports an intricately engraved silver band at the small.

I highly appreciate if any can share me an En-Ar glossary about weapons.
Thank you
Local time: 16:14

Summary of answers provided
4مسمار اخمص البندقية
Yahya Kerolos
4مطعمة بأسلاك فضية دقيقة
Fuad Yahya
Summary of reference entries provided
Nadia Ayoub

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مسمار اخمص البندقية

المسمار الذي يربط اخمص البندقيه (الطرف الغليظ) والمساحة المحيطة به

Yahya Kerolos
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مطعمة بأسلاك فضية دقيقة

فهمت أن عقب البندقية مخرف بطريقة راقية ومطعم بأسلاك فضية
أي أن الاسلاك الفضية مغروزة في الخشب لإعطاء مزية أكثر جمالاً لعقب البندقية

هذه الصنعة أصبحت الآن سائدة في تصنيع خزانات غرف النوم حيث يطعم الخشب بسلك نحاسي ثم يلمع

Note added at 5 hrs (2008-11-02 13:07:35 GMT)

إذا وصفت عقب البندقية بأنه مزخرف بنقوشات فهذا يعني أن أهمية المواصفة ينصب على وجود هذه الزخارف على أخمص البندقية سواء على الجزء المستدق القريب من آلية القدح والزناد والسبطانة أو على الجزء العريض الطرفي

وروح الموضوع هو ما إذا كان عقب هذه البندقية مزخرفاً أم خالي من أية نقوش

Local time: 16:14
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Asker: Is not "small" a noun (not adj.) here? I have a hunch that it maybe a part of a gun. Actually I donno so I need expert opinion in weapons.

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This is a suggestion of medium level certainty. The small of anything is its thinnest or narrowest part, such as the small of the back. I assume that in the anatomy of a gun, there is a narrow part known also as the small, and in this case, it is decorated with this band.

Fuad Yahya
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12 hrs

Reference information:
This might help, it shows the picture of a soldier holding a gun and says:
"a. Grasp the small of the gun stock with your right hand. The forefinger should be toward the rear of the pistol grip."


Nadia Ayoub
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