SCOTT MAGAZINE GUN
This breech-loading small arm has a fixed chamber closed by a movable barrel, which rotates about an axis parallel to the axis of the barrel. The gun is opened by cocking the hammer, releasing the barrel-catch, and allowing the barrel to revolve on an axis parallel to and beneath it, until the chamber comes opposite to the magazine. It swings aside the magazine lid as it passes over the mouth of the magazine, and is automatically loaded by the action of the magazine-spring. By reversing the action of the barrel, the barrel-catch springs into place and holds it shut. The gun has a sliding extractor moving in a spiral cam recess on the axis during the revolution of the barrel. There is no ejection—the shell readily drops out as the gun is opened.
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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