TO FILL THE MAGAZINE.
Take hold of the end of the magazine tube and draw the outer tube straight out until the loading hole is open. Drop in the cartridges; close down the tube. The especially valuable feature here is that the cartridges in the rifle are loaded directly into the inside tube, the outside tube being merely a cover, so that there can be no jamming, no pushing and 110 cutting of the cartridg-es in loading this rifle. Every cartridge is dropped in clearly and neatly. This is the most rapid and cleanest loading device as yet introduced.
This rifle has been made until lately as the model 1891, but several import ant changes have been effected in the action, and in consequence it is now called model 1892. In the model 1891 the trigger and sear were in two parts—the safety was effected by snaking it impossible to pull the trigger off, until the lever had pushed up the safety catch which projected from the lower tang. and in this way brought the sear into connection with the trigger as a single part. In the model 1892 the trigger and sear are made one, doing away with all play there. The model 1892 rifle is absolutely safe, because it cannot he fired until the bolt is fully locked. Otherwise the lever is in the way of the firing loin. so that it cannot go forward even flush with the surface of the breech bolt. much less far enough to squeeze the rim of the cartridge. Figure 2, shows the action closed. To clean the action unscrew the thumb screw on the right hand side of the receiver, and lift off the side plate. The car rier. breech bolt and lever also, if desired, can then be taken out. The firing pin and extractor may be removed from the breech bolt, ALL wrrnos-r TOOLS.
Referring to Figure 2, the parts are as follows :-A, the carrier; 1?, the hammer; C, the breech bolt; the finger lever; E, the carrier rocker; II, the ejector; I, the lever spring.
It will be observed that the carrier bears with its lowest point upon the lever, so that as the lever is thrown down and a cartridge enters the carrier, the carrier is slightly raised and partially closes the magazine, cutting off the following cartridge from entering the action. When the action is closed, the projection on the breech bolt holds back the first cartridge allowing it to enter the carrier but a short distance. Consequent ly when the action is open ed by throwing- down the lever. the first cartridge slips out, but the second cartridge is held back by the carrier. When the lever is drawn back, raising the carrier by means of the carrier nicker, and the carrier lifts the cartridge to the chamber, the projecting lip on the lower front end of the carrier retains the cartridge in the magazine. When the lever is drawn fully up, there is then
it cartridge in the ehamlwr, and one projecting from the magazine a slight dist:nice into the action. Any adjustment in action can be readily made by drawing down the metal at the lower part of the carrier where it is " " shaped.* The 22 caliber repeater uses in one rifle three distinct cartridges,—the short, long, and long rifle. With the choice between black and smokeless powder loads, and also the solid and mushroom bullets, a very complete line of cart ridges is offered, all of which may be used in one rifle. This rifle takes only rim fire cartridges. Figure 3, shows a target with the 22 long rifle cartridge in a plain Marlin rifle, model 1892, 22 caliber, 10 shots at 100 yards.
The 32 caliber rifle is so constructed that the same rifle uses all of the follow ing cartridges: 32 short rim fire, 32 long rim fire, both inside and outside lubricated; the 32 short center fire, and the :32 long center fire, both inside and outside lubricated. Blank and shot cartridges of these sizes can also be used. Shot cartridges should be used very sparingly in a rifled barrel and the barrel must be frequently and carefully cleaned, otherwise there will be difficulty ow ing to leading. The rifle as sent out from the factory is adapted to rim fire ammunition, but a center fire firing pin is furnished with every rifle. Tbe firing pins can be interchanged by any one without using a single tool. To change the firing pin it is merely necessary to unscrew the side plate screw and remove the side plate. The breech bolt can then be taken out, when the firing pin may be slipped out and the new firing pin inserted in its place. The breech bolt is then put back in the rifle and the side plate replaced, when the rifle is ready to use the center fire ammunition. This can be done in less than a minute. Of course, when the rifle is adjusted to rim fire ammunition, it will use either the short or long cartridges, without change in adjustment ; and likewise when adapted to center fire ammunition, either the short or long cartridges may be used without any change in adjustment. This rifle was made in response to the demand for a repeater of larger caliber than the 22, to use ammunition that was cheap, effective and generally used, so that the shooter could have a rifletaking cheap ammunition, which he could at the same time readily obtain. All the above requiremients have been met. As compared with repeaters using the 32-20 or 32 W. C. F. cartridges, the entire cost of the rifle will be saved on *.22 caliber repeaters are now fitted with a positive cut off at the mouth of the magazine.