The lever-action rifle has a 5-round tube magazine, fed by a loading gate on the left side of the receiver. This rifle is chambered for .45-70 government rounds. The barrel may be customized with short or long ported barrels, however, despite these modifications changing the length of the ammo tube, its capacity doesn't change. Unlike other rifles, recon scopes are not available for this weapon, nor are there any mods that improve reloading speed. However, it may be fitted with a compensator to reduce recoil or a suppressor to reduce the noise of its shots.
Regardless of how many bullets are fired off, the Sole Survivor will load 5 bullets as if the gun were empty. This is due to the weapon using the same reloading mechanic as any other gun, not one similar to the lever-action weapons seen in Fallout: New Vegas.