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What is the difference between a rifle and a gun?

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A rifle is normally fired from the shoulder, and has a long barrel with grooves to make the bullet spin.  A musket has no grooves.  A pistol or hand gun is not fired from the shoulder and has a short barrel.  A "gun" could also include artillery.

A "gun" is just a generic word.  There are many kinds of "guns".  Spray guns, rivet guns, nail guns, even bubble guns, just to name a few.

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