With a small professional army fully stretched in defending the British Empire at its zenith in 1896, home defence fell on locally raised County Yeomanry and Militia units. This brief booklet is designed to acquaint these volunteers with the use of the rifles coming into use at the end of the 19th century. Contains naming of parts; cleaning; stripping and assembling the rifle; easing springs and replacing strikers and mainsprings in the field. A must for all students of ballistic weapons.
Instructions For Serjeant-Instructors of Militia, Yeomanry, and Volunteers In Regard to The Care, Inspection &c Of Martini-Henry, Martini-Metford, and Martini-Enfield Arms 1896