(e) " firearms" means arms of any description designed or adapted to discharge a projectile or projectiles of any kind by the action of any explosive or other forms of energy, and includes--
artillery, hand- grenades, riot- pistols or weapons of any kind designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other such thing,
accessories for any such firearm designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by the firing thereof,
parts of, and machinery for manufacturing, firearms, and
carriages, platforms and appliances for mounting, transporting and serving artillery.