RUSSELL MAGAZINE GUN
This arm contains many features of novelty. The breech-closing bolt operates by a handle preferably at the side of the arm as in other bolt guns, but instead of a partial rotation of the bolt in locking and unlocking, the force applied to the handle is at all times in a direction nearly parallel with the bore of the barrel. The locking is effected by a cross-shaft in the bolt a little longer than the diameter of the bolt, having cam-shaped ends which extend into seats in the receiver. In opening the breech these cam projections are turned by the first movement of the handle, which is a pivotal movement, until the bolt is unlocked, when a further backward movement of the handle gives a powerful cam action to start the cartridge, and at the same time slightly starts the firing-pin backward. The final closing movement has the same powerful action to seat the cartridge in its chamber. The magazine feeds the cartridge sidewise, either up through the bottom of the receiver, as in the Lee gun, or at the side of the receiver, and in the latter case a swinging pusher forces the upper one of the column of cartridges sidewise into the receiver in front of the bolt.
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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