Purdey's Snap Action patent of 1863.
A Purdey Snap-Action, open
A Jeffrey Snap-Action, closed. .600 Nitro Express.
Snap Action - An early break-open action design whereby one pushes forward on a spring-loaded underlever to unlock and drop the barrels. One then closes the gun simply by raising the barrels and the action snaps closed. Easier to operate than a Jones Underlever which normally must be locked manually.
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