American Small Arms; A Veritable Encyclopedia of Knowledge for Sportsmen and Military Men

American Small Arms; A Veritable Encyclopedia of Knowledge for Sportsmen and Military Men

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...to overcome, as only one piece is employed to raise the hammers. 16. Little liability to misfire because no levers or cocking rods obstruct the fall of the hammers. 17. Interchangeable main spring. 18. Self-compensating bolt. iq. Cocking device has only one lever to raise both hammers. 20. Can be taken apart or put together with the hammers in any position. 21. Has a powerful check-hook which takes all strain off of the hinge joint. LEWIS-RICE MAGAZINE GUN. This gun belongs to that system in which a fixed chamber is closed by a movable breech-block rotating about a horizontal axis at right angles to and below the axis of the barrel and in front The cam is held in position by a spring, one branch of which serves as a trigger-spring. The breech-block is simply a box containing the firing-pin, a bell crank lever, one arm of which controls the motion of the firing-pin, the mainspring, trigger-spring, etc. The box is closed by a cover in a slot in which is situated the extractor. In operating the lever, so as to open the block, a point bears against the surface of the cam, presses it forward, and unlocks the piece. During the unlocking, the lower arm of the firing-pin lever is so moved by the nose of the cocking-lever as to cause the upper arm to retract the firing-pin. When the lever has been rotated sufficiently, the trigger-spring causes the nose of the trigger to enter the full-cock notch; at the same time the shoulder of the cam rides over the point of the trigger. The piece cannot then be fired until the cam is in its seat. The extractor is a flat blade, turning on the same axis as the lever, and operated by the shoulders of the slot in the cover of the breech-block in which it lies. The magazine is in the butt-stock. It is loaded at the side, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625552
  • 9781236625557