Bar-in Wood action closed.
Bar-in Wood action open. (Above photos courtesy Rock Island Auction Co.)
From Donald Dallas, Purdey - The Definitive History, Quiller, London, 2000
Underside of a MacNaughton Bar-In-Wood action (Photo: James D. Julia, Inc.)
Bar-In-Wood - A style of gun configuration of breech-loading guns, asthetically vestigial to muzzle loaders, where the hinge-pin and the knuckle of the action is housed as far as possible in wood.
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