More M1885 Portuguese Guedes:
 


 


    This rifle has been fired.  (see photos below)


    This is the action used to extract, eject and cock the piece.
    Cocking occurs on opening.


    The lever & breechblock are lowered and
    the chamber is exposed for loading.


 
 


 


    Rifle is pointing to the right  ----->
    Leftphoto:  The rifle is COCKED!!                 Rightphoto:  The rifle is fired.
    The line on the triggerguard is the cocking indicator.
    The above is correct.  The trigger relaxes toward the muzzle after firing.
 


    Steyrwerks, Austria, manufacturer of these rifles.
 


 

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