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Identifier: americansmallarm00farrrich
Title: American small arms; a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge for sportsmen and military men
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Farrow, Edward S. (Edward Samuel), b. 1855
Subjects: Firearms
Publisher: New York, The Bradford Company
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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ow given wayto the Iver Johnson Model 1900 double action, wdiich is noted for its small numberof parts, its new locking device, its fluted cylinder to accommodate long or shortcartridges, and its very neat guard and trigger owing to the use of drop forgings.It is made in 22, 32, and 38 caliber, with barrels 25^, 4^ and 6 inches long. Tlie AMERICAN SMALL ARMS 193 chamber is 5 shot and takes a rim fire cartridge for the 22 caliber, a center orrim fire cartridge for the 32 caUber and a center fire cartridge for the 38 caliber. The Iver Johnson semi-hammerless automatic ejector single gun is new inprinciple, having neither top nor side action. It is easy to load and fire and isabsolutely safe in any position, without the use of bungling safety devices. It canbe opened, closed and fired without changing the position of the hands. Thisis accomplished by the barrel catch, which is made with a loop or ring, as will beseen in Figure 2, and which is easily operated. This catch locks the hammer,

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Figure 2. and the hammer, in turn, locks the barrel catch; therefore, the gun, when at fullcock, can not be opened until the trigger is released and the catch operated. If thehammer should be at full cock and the barrel open, the latter could not be closed.This prevents accidents; for should the barrel fly open when the gun is discharged,an accident would happen. Again, if the hammer should be at full cock and thebarrel open, a shell might be inserted, the gun closed and the trigger touched, alsocausing accident. This can not happen, however, as the hammer must be downbefore the gun can be closed. The only way to discharge the gun is to pull thetrigger. The hammer can not be made to strike the shell by any other means.The barrel catch is so constructed that it will take up all wear automatically andthe gun will remain tight. It is not necessary to remove the front stock to takethe gun apart, as a neat and ingenious device, consisting of a flush head lockingbolt, which is easily operat

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