BURGESS REPEATING SHOTGUN.
This gun is semi-automatic and extremely easy to manipulate. The left hand has nothing to do but support the gun and assure the aim. The handle locks in dependent of the breech bolt, and has "lost motion.' by which it unlocks the bolt. The handle unlocks by the shock of recoil in firing the gun, and with proper charge and natural pull of the rig-ht hand, the "counter recoil.' will start the shell and operate the handle to open the breech, and the motion of the right hand and handle, being between the two points of support (the shoulder and left hand), and :Ile sliding, motion substantially on a line between the supports, the position of the ,T,un is so well maintained that in double shots two hits in one pattern can be made ri one-eighth of a second. and six hits in less than two seconds. The gun is con :inually being pressed to, and in contact with, the shoulder while firing. In this psition its operation is easy and natural, and it is never pulled away to return in :hanged positicm on the shoulder and spoil the aim.
The trigger is carried by the handle, and cannot reach the sear to pull off the hammer until the breech is closed and locked; also the firing--pin has a solid cam by which the locking brace engages to pull it back, so the firing-pin cannot be forced forward to striking position, except when the bolt is locked by the locking brace.
The double extractors engage each side of the head of the cartridge, pulling 2venly and with great strength. They also have down projections, which grasp the head of the cartridge in the magazine, and as the breech opens pull it back into feeding position in the frame, and when raised by the carrier, hold it from rising too far, or from flying out.
The extractors continue their grip on the cartridge ag, it 1110VCS fOrWard into the :chamber, and only release it when it is being. expelled from the frame.