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A straight-pull action is one in which the bolt is moved straight back and forward to reload and cock, rather than the up-back-forward-down sequence of the conventional bolt action.

The obvious advantage is speed of operation; because the reloading cycle requires only two movements rather than four, a straight-pull rifle can be fired considerably faster than a conventional bolt-operated weapon.

Here I have examples of two straight pulls: the Austrian Styer M95 and two Swiss K-31.

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