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IG Codex,PG.68
"The boltgun, or bolter, is a rare and devastating weapon amongst the ranks of the imperial guard. It fires self-propelled missiles or 'bolts' the explode upon penetrating its target, blowing it apart from the inside"
The guns called a boltgun because it fires bolts. so the real question should be why are they called bolts?

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