Staff Writer (Updated: 9/2/2011):
The Model 1898 was chambered for the 8mm Gasser cartridge and these were fitted into an eight-round cylinder. The cylinder was situated within the frame of the gun with a bridge overhead and trigger group below it. The pistol was categorized as a double-action type meaning that the trigger pull actuated the firing action, hammer (from a fully cocked position) and rotation of the cylinder. The barrel was naturally fitted ahead of the cylinder element with an extractor rod below. Cartridges were loaded and extracted individually. The hammer spur was easily noticeable at the rear of the frame. The firing pin was, however, not connected directly to the hammer and sat within the frame aft of the cylinder. As mentioned previously, it was the right-angled pistol grip design that lent a unique look to the pistol for it sat nearly vertical in the hand and fitted with a grip pattern. The curved trigger unit was set within a thing trigger ring. A loop was fitted under the pistol grip base for a connecting strap. Sights were provided and were of fixed iron in design.