The larger figure gives a general view of the breech, with details of the magazine and other parts in dotted lines. The clip is entered from above and pushed down into place by the thumb, being caught by the toe on the cut-off, as shown, this springing back to allow the projection on the back of the clip to pass below it As the clip goes down the cartridges force the follower down, compressing the feed spring. The follower has studs on each side working in circular guide grooves, so that as it moves up it is always held in position that the topmost cartridge may be in the proper position to feed into the chamber. The feed spring is of coiled wire, one end extending to the rear to bear under the follower. The other end is simply entered in its seat bored in the guard or magazine plate. When empty the clip drops out through the bottom of the magazine. Several clips are carried in the belt, charged with five cartridges each.
The White Straight-Pull Rifle
First Lieutenant H. K. White