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Glossary Gun Terms Beginning N

NIB
New, unfired, in original box, although possibly previously owned.

NID
New Improved Design. An improved version of the Ithaca shotgun: the "Knick" model---stronger and more reliable than its predecessor, the "Flues" model.

NIPPLE
A small, tubular protuberance, screwed into the breech end of a percussion-system firearm's barrel, upon which is fitted the percussion cap and through which, at the moment of the hammer's impact the detonating flash passes to the main propellant charge.

NRA - National Rifle Association
Since 1871, promoter of firearms knowledge, marksmanship and safety. Defender of our right to own and to use firearms. Everyone with an interest in guns, and in freedom should be a member.

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