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Single shot falling block action rifle

Image Number 6 for United States Patent #4879827.

A single shot, falling block rifle is shown having a one-piece stock. The rifle includes a barrel having opposing ends with a receiver mounted on one end of the barrel. The receiver has a rearward face which includes an arch-shaped opening. A breechblock of lesser width than the receiver slides upwardly and downwardly within the arch-shaped opening allowing the size and weight of the action to be reduced. The action also includes a positive sear lock safety and a spring loaded striker which is manually cocked by means of the cooperative action of an operating lever, connecting link and cocking lever.

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