Model Turkish Right Side Phantom View With Magazine Empty And Last Cartridge In

FIRING CHAMBER DISCHARGED The magazine spring acting on the follower lever has thrust the follower arm up to fullest extent. All parts are in complete rest positions.

Firing pin point is still imbedded in the primer of the fired cartridge case.

The first movement of turning the bolt handle up acts through cam action of the cam slot in the rear of the bolt cylinder against the cocking-piece to draw the striker back within the bolt.

Except for a slightly heavier bolt construction, this design is the same as the Argentine Mauser.

5. The cut-off is a small horizontal one pivoted in the right side of the receiver where it is controlled by a flat spring with a tooth which engages in notches in the cut off.

6. A shallow groove is provided in the bolt for the sear.

7. A flap shaped to lie against the side of the receiver is used instead of the conventional rib type bolt stop.

8. The sear differs somewhat, having a projection at the front end engaging in grooves in the bolt and a special spring.

9. The original Turkish rifle has the same type of projecting magazine as the Belgian. However, in later designs (1893 and later)

a simpler and more compact magazine appears; the magazine body forming part of the prolongation of the trigger guard but not projecting below the bottom of the stock.

The opening for the magazine in the receiver in these later models is somewhat narrower than the magazine itself to permit two columns of 2 and 3 cartridges respectively to be pressed upwards against the overhanging edges. This prevents them from rising out of the magazine except in single turn through the central opening.

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