The N. R. Davis & Sons ' guns are cross bolted, with combined automatic and independent safety. The hammerless, shown in Figure 1, is choke bored lug of barrel and square cross bolt through the extended rib. The gun cocks by the opening of the barrels, and the seers and triggers are both blocked by a positive motion, thus avoiding all danger from jarring off or premature pulling off, by trigger or otherwise. The Safety can be used as automatic or independent, a very desirable feature for rapid firing. The gun can be put together or taken apart with the hammers in any position and without any extra operation. The hammers may also be let down without snapping. To let the hammers down, move the safety slide back as far as possible when the gun is open and cocked. Then holding the triggers out of their notches in the hammers close the gun. 12 gauge, 28 to 32 inches long, weighs 7 to 8 1-4 lbs.
The hammer gun, shown in Figure 2, has the popular top snap with straight matted rib; full pistol grip stock with rubber cap, grip and for end checked; and low circular hammers, square cross bolt through extension rib. The gun is made on the interchangeable system with rebounding bar locks. Solid and straight large head plungers, choke bored for close and hard shooting, with nitro or black powder. The gun is both 10 and 12 bore. The 10 bore hammerless, especially designed for sea fowl and large game, is now being discontinued.
Farrow, Edward S. American Small Arms; a Veritable Encyclopedia of Knowledge for Sportsmen and Military Men. New York: Bradford, 1904. Print.
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