This .45 caliber gun is adapted to the old Army service cartridge (70 grains black powder, 500 grains bullet). It is not a magazine arm, but carries underneath the stock just in front of the trigger guard, as a quick loading device, a wooden block bored to receive ten cartridges. In appearance like the Springfield, the breech block is modified to contain a spring which, by the action of a hinged lever, is compressed as the block is opened. The cam is the same as in the Springfield gun.
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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