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removing its liability to be driven into the cartridge by the shaking of transportation. Elliot's magazine cartridge-box. The box when used is to be worn on the left breast. When charged it is rotated for firing by bringing each cartridge in succession to an open notch in the periphery of the frame. — U. S. Ordnance Memoranda, No. 15, p. 339. Merrill's box is a slot in the top, back of the small of the stock, from which the cartridges are taken by hand and fed to the chamber. Hagner's magazine is a box large enough for three cartridges, open at one end, and situated under the barrel, forward of the trigger-guard. Benton's, Hare's, and Metcalfe's magazine-boxes are detachable blocks containing each a number of cartridges. The blocks fit in the cartridge-box, and when in use are attached to the side of a rifle, near the breech-block, by dovetail or pin fastening. Maga-zine′ fire-arm. One containing a supply of cartridges, which are automatically fed to the chamb