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"The Birth of the Three-Line Rifle " Topic

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20 May 2019 6:43 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Crossposted to Firearms board

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2018 9:10 p.m. PST

"With the adoption of the Berdan #2 rifle, the Russian army obtained an effective, reliable, and fairly modern weapon. For the time being, the officers responsible for rifle procurement could breathe and continue working at a pace other than "go go go, we needed it yesterday", stopping and thinking.

One of the issues that the Berdan rifle didn't solve is equipping the army with a magazine-fed rifle. On one hand, the solution was clear. The Americans equipped their infantry with Spencer rifles that fed from a seven round tube magazine, about which their enemies, the southerners, said that "the Yankees load their gun on Sunday and shoot all week long". On the other hand, those Yankees, having won the war, armed their army not with magazine-fed rifles, but with single-shot Springfields…"


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Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

If you're interested in the history of the Moisin-Nagant, you can hardly do better than C&Rsenal: YouTube link

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

Many thanks!.


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