This is a bolt action arm feeding through a vertical slot in the receiver from a detachable magazine which is inserted from below. Several of these magazines, each holding 5 .45-70-405 cartridges, were carried by a soldier on his belt. Each magazine has a spring and follower to raise the cartridge to the chamber. Each magazine forms a part of the mechanism of the gun, and needed to be accurately made of the best materials; it was expensive, and not to be thrown away. When a magazine in a gun was empty it could be dropped out by pressing a spring; the soldier was expected to pick it up and save it to reload at some future time. Lacking a magazine, the gun could be used as a single loader. Made by Remington. Used in the War with Spain.
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