This breech-loading rifle has a fixed chamber closed by a movable breech-block, which slides in the line of the barrel by indirect action, being moved by levers from below. The arm resembles in its general features the Winchester. Its peculiarity consists in having two magazine-tubes, one on each side of the barrel and beneath it. From these the cartridges are fed alternately into the corresponding carriers, which are moved up and down by levers operated by a sliding-rod. This rod is drawn to and from the operator by two thumb-pieces, one of which, for the right hand, is within the trigger guard, and the ether lies along the barrel in a position readily accessible by the fingers of the left hand when supporting the piece in the natural position of firing. The mechanism for communicating this reciprocal motion to the carrier levers consists mainly of an oscillating lever lying between the other two, and its connections in the form of springs, stops, and pins, which are designed for directing the stroke on each of its sides alternately.
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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