This breech-loading rifle has a fixed chamber closed by a movable breech-block, which slides in the line of the barrel by direct action. This piece has a concealed spiral-spring lock. It is loaded through a mortise cut in the side of the receiver, and is locked by projections on the bolt engaging with corresponding cavities in the receiver. The handle of the breech-bolt is so formed as to lie close to the stock, when turned down and closed. A detachable magazine or pannier made of tin can be Connected with the right side of the receiver, and is worked by canting the gun to the left, and allowing a cartridge to roll into the receiver in front of the bolt, when it is withdrawn to load.
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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