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Are strangely adamant about the weapon (7)


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'the weapon' is the definition.
(firearm is a kind of weapon)

'are strangely adamant about' is the wordplay.
'strangely' is an anagram indicator.
'adamant' becomes 'firm' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'about' indicates putting letters inside.
'are' anagrammed gives 'ear'.
'ear' going into 'firm' is 'FIREARM'.

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(Other definitions for firearm that I've seen before include "One's fired" , "piece" , "Hand-held weapon" , "Rod" , "Colt possibly" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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