Instructions for the Sword, Carbine, Pistol, and Lance Exercise. Together with Standing Gun Drill

Instructions for the Sword, Carbine, Pistol, and Lance Exercise. Together with Standing Gun Drill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...above detailed without practice, and much care, the instructor will frequently command "As you were' (when the Carbine is to be brought down to the loading position without moving the eye from the object, or any part of the body but the arms), and point out the defects observed. By this means the Recruit will soon be accustomed to get into the position readily, and acquire a full command of his Carbine with his left hand. Words Of Command. "Prepare to Load." "Load." "Cap." "At yards ready." "Present." "Advance Arms" TO ADAPT THE EXERCISE TO THE TERRY CARBINE THE FOLLOWING ALTERATIONS MUST BE MADE. "Prepare to Load" Make a right half-face by raising the toes and turning on the heels, (the left foot to point to the front, the right foot to the right, ) at the same time seize the Carbine with the left hand, the little finger to be in line with the elbow, which is to be close to the side, the right arm to be slightly bent. "Two." Bring the Carbine to a horizontal position at the right side, grasping it firmly with the left hand, the little finger touching the projection in front of the lock-plate, the thumb between the stock and barrel, the left elbow to be close to the side as a support, the flat part of the butt to rest in the hollow of the side, in line with the hip; at the same time carry the left foot six inches to the front, moving the body with it; take the top of the lever screw between the forefinger and thumb of the right hand, remaining fingers closed, knuckles outwards; open the lever by drawing it outwards, place the fingers against the side of the lever and turn it upwards to the left, then open the breech by drawing the lever backwards, with a pressure of the little finger, carry the This refers to the rear rack, the front rank advance...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680774
  • 9781236680778