This magazine gun has a capacity for five cartridges and a cut off. It possesses the peculiarity that the magazine mechanism, including the cut off, is entirely contained in the cartridge packet, which is placed in a receptacle to the left and above the receiver; the construction of the latter is thereby made very simple.
There is no safety lock, but the cocking-piece can be left down until the sear engages in the half-cock notch; or the same engagement can be obtained by (after loading) partly turning up the bolt-handle and then returning it to the firing position.
From the position and form of the cartridge packet, by simply using larger packets, a greater number than five cartridges can be introduced into the magazine, the number being limited only by the convenience of handling the packets and the amount of projection above the gun which it is desired not to exceed.
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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