John Shaw's tastefully decorated carbine has light engraving on the steel butt-plate, lock-plate, rear of the barrel and frame. The Volitional Repeater has a loading port on the left-hand side of the receiver that when you turn the crank, it advances a charge of powder and a projectile into the firing chamber. It even cocks the hammer - all you have to do is pull the trigger and then turn the crank again to be ready to fire once more. The powder magazine is made to blow open if the powder should accidentally ignite. The Cookson Repeater can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.