Drill and rifle instruction for volunteer rifle corps

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Page 50 - The eye should be fixed steadfastly on the mark aimed at, and not on the barrel or foresight, which latter will be easily brought into the alignment, if the eye is fixed as directed. IV. — In aiming, the left eye should be closed. Aiming drill is generally taught with a
Page 30 - ... which they are ordered to extend, and move off in double time. As soon as each file has extended to its proper distance, it will turn to its front and...
Page 39 - When retiring, the successive relief of the skirmishers by supports, is the most effectual manner of keeping an enemy in check : the officer commanding a support, should, therefore, be constantly on the look-out for good positions, such as a bank, a ditch, a wall, or like cover, where he may extend his men -with advantage.
Page 43 - Formation, of an Advanced Guard on a Road. — When a column is marching along a road, the advanced guard will be composed of one or more companies, divided into four parts or sections ; the two rear sections (under the command of the senior officer...
Page 29 - In extending, as a general rule, it is the business of the rear rank man of each file to regulate the distance, and of the front rank man to look to the direction. The number of paces that files are to extend from each other may be specified in the caution by the commander thus: — THREE PACES FROM THE RIGHT — EXTEND.
Page 48 - Theoretical Principles. Every volunteer should understand the reasons for the rules, which are laid down for his guidance in practice. The following explanations will be found sufficient, though, where musketry instructors are employed, and time will permit, they may be given more at length. 1. The axis of the piece is an imaginary line along the centre of the barrel A, B, fig.
Page 23 - ... the fore-sight is aligned upon the object on which the right eye is fixed, through the bottom of the notch of the back-sight, the left eye being closed and the breathing restrained. In delivering the fire, the trigger is to be moved by pressure alone, without any motion of the hand, eye, or elbow ; the right eye to continue fixed on the object after snapping, to ascertain if the aim has been deranged by the movement of the trigger or body. . 2. From the Order. — When required to load from the...
Page 55 - At the conclusion of the practices in the second period, the points obtained by each man at the several distances are to be added together, and the sum entered in the columns

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