Video: How a Lever-Action Rifle Fires
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On screen: LEVER-ACTION RIFLES
Lever-action rifles use a lever to cock and load rounds. Here’s how it works. The lever-action firearm has a large metal lever located behind the trigger. The lever cycles the loading, firing, and unloading process. The extension of the lever rests in a hollow in the bolt. Cocking the rifle loads a round in the chamber, and pulling the trigger fires the rifle.