This gun is practically the arm known as the Lee-Speed, and as regards the principle of its bolt and magazine mechanism, does not differ from that system.
In the bolt, the bolt head is made longer, and the bolt head screw which engages in the slot in the shank of the bolt head is replaced by a lug on the bolt head, which turns a groove on the guide rib, which is given a projection over it for that purpose. A channel on the side of the bolt and bolt head, intended to permit passage over the ejector-stud, is made necessary in consequence of a slight change in the walls of the receiver.
The magazine is made broader and slightly shallower, permitting the cartridges to be arranged close together and increasing the capacity of the magazine to ten cartridges. The shape of the cut-off slide and its catch is slightly altered. See Lee Straight Pull Rifle.
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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