The mechanism in this arm may be stopped and locked by a safety-bolt which is a sort of a swivel that may be turned into a notch in the operating lever below the frame. The manipulation of the arm is extremely simple. The magazine door is opened and the cartridges are either dropped in by hand or introduced by a charging-box. The magazine door having been closed, the cartridges may be fired in succession by operating the lever. Each time when the operating ring has been pulled back far enough to block the breech-bolt the finger meets the trigger protruding through the slit in the operating ring and the shot is fired. The magazine having been discharged, single fire may be kept up by dropping.single cartridges into the top opening of the breech-case. For accurate shooting, the breech may be closed, putting the finger against the outside of the operating ring for pulling it back and then introducing the finger to pull the trigger for an accurately aimed shot.
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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