A History of War and Weapons, 1660 to 1918 by G. A Shepperd

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Another theory was that the grooves in the bore of a rifle acted as a brake to the initial more time movement of the bullet, thus allowing for the full force of the explosive charge to build up. Consequently, the practice had been to use an iron ramrod and heavy mallet to sized ball result, down hammer the barrel to ensure a tight however, was that this hammering an overfit. The distorted the 47 Great Captains bullet, gases erratic. escaped and the Robins showed that to avoid the escape of gases and achieve the correct spin the bullet must grooves cut into the bore.

The dragoons were not only used for reconnoitring and outpost duty, 57 A Cossack Great Captains but were also trained to skirmish in front of the army. The third rank was specially drilled to work in open order and then retire rapidly and form up in the rear. As de Saxe placed such importance on mobility and offensive action considered it is strange to read in his book that he dragoons should could be used as pikes all carry lances when dismounted, and which that all cavalry should wear light armour.

The answer was found in the famous Kentucky rifle that will be described in the next chapter. ARTILLERY Throughout the eighteenth century there were few developments in artillery except experiments with small-bore, lightweight cannon that were suflSciently mobile to be manoeuvred with the infantry and, if possible, keep up with the cavalry. Leather guns had been used extensively by Gustavus Adolphus. These had a copper barrel bound with wire and then covered with leather that was sweated on, being first well soaked and then allowed to harden.

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