This breech-loading, .50 caliber arm was largely used by the cavalry during the Civil War, and was afterwards issued to the Indians for sporting purposes. The barrel is 24 inches long and takes the rim-fire cartridge. It has the sliding action. Pressing down the lever releases the barrel, sliding it forward on the gun frame removes the empty shells, leaving the gun open to receive the new cartridge.
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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