150 years of very British breech loaders

Throwback Thursday! A neat old British video, “Riflemen All” from the late 1970s (?) that takes about 15 minutes to break down use of rifles by British troops ranging from experimental Light Dragoons guns, the screw breech Ferguson, capping breech loaders like the Mont-Storm, the Snider, Martini-Henry, Lee-Metford, Enfield, SMLE and so forth. Almost all are shown in (brief) detail, including a little range time.

The handkerchief over the Sharps thing is new to me…and if nothing else there is some bonus footage of a rather cranky Vickers at the end.

Enjoy.

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