This very light weight rifle, having a barrel only 8 inches long, chambered to take either short or long .22 caliber cartridges, combines great accuracy, strength and durability. The frame is constructed of steel and brass. The barrel, a double steel jacket with a brass lining, thoroughly and accurately rifled, is attached to the upper rod of the frame by the muzzle and breech parts, and is adjusted with a taper nut at the muzzle, this nut being locked by a set screw; also by a double lock nut on the lower rod, which holds the breech portion securely on the rod with the aid of a spring catch. This method of attaching the barrel, while a departure in gun construction, not only secures perfect adjustment and alignment, but also absolute safety. The shell is exploded by a long firing pin, which locks into a sear or trigger-dog, and the shell cannot be exploded when the firing pin is free. The rifle may be loaded without setting firing pin, and may be carried safely in this position without the liability of accidental discharges which surrounds the ordinary style, of trigger mechanism.
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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