Burgess shotguns

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by 38 special, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. wakeling@elite.net

    wakeling@elite.net New Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    automatic firearms shoot, extract, eject, cock, and load. Full atomatic xcontinue doing this until the trigger is relleased. Burgess was the first with a semi-automatic that fired, extracted the empty case, ejected the case, and cocked the gun.What made it semi-auto the shooter had to close the ation and feed the next shell into the chamber. Originaly automatics were called self loading, which is what they are, check the patent papers.
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