Hold Open Device

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Pedersen Rifle - Description and Operation
... The receiver was entirely open on top between the barrel ring and the rear sight mount ... would pull the crank up and back until vertical, at which point the hold open device would engage the underside of the breech block head ... the magazine would be done by (if necessary) retracting and holding open the breech mechanism, then pushing the trigger forward from its neutral position the clip and any remaining ...

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