That's how E. Keith describes it in Sixguns. Strangely they are banned from many Cowboy Action Shoots since they aren't SA only, even though they often date back to 1878. Just did some plinking with mine yesterday. [250 gr. SWC over 35 grains of bp.] This one is a US military issued 1902 variant. Works real well in spite of the short hammer (typical of those that actually made it to the Philippines before coming back to the US). Had a good time with it and I was just wondering how many others here have one or occasionally shoot them.