School of Musketry Companion $16
by Brett Gibbons, with foreword by the Lord Rivers
This 44-page booklet condenses the lessons taught at the circa-1860 British Army's School of Musketry into accessible and easily understood language for the modern historical rifle-musket shooter. Abundant illustrations accompany the areas covered including the Position Drill, Aiming Drill, and Judging Distance. Includes notes on the historical significance of the rifle-musket and suggestions for the modern shooter. Period correct string-binding.
The Destroying Angel: The Rifle-Musket as the First Modern Infantry Weapon $11.95
by Brett Gibbons
This short but detail-packed 108-page book argues for the rifle-musket's place as the first modern infantry weapon. New research considers the performance of the rifle-musket in the Crimean War and the Indian Rebellion of 1857, where it was decisive in the hands of trained troops. The rifle-musket's bloody contribution to the American Civil War is also considered, although the author argues that untrained American volunteers were generally unprepared to exploit the full capabilities of their rifles.
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