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Boer War Lee Metford Rifle Handbook (1900) | Gale & Polden

Boer War Lee Metford Rifle & Carbine Manual (1900)

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Applicable to All Arms
(Fully Illustrated)

GALE & POLDEN LTD, Aldershot, 1900

Rifle & Carbine Exercises is a rare original Boer War era British Army Musketry handbook published in 1900. Illustrated with diagrams and line drawings, the book covers the standard issue small arms and weapons of the British Army during the Boer War: the Lee Metford magazine rifle and bayonet, and the Webley pistol. Concentrating mainly on the service rifle, it includes information on training, maintenance, firing positions, ammunition, range practice, bayonet drill, use on the battlefield etc.

168 pages, illustrated with diagrams and line drawings


In fair to good condition. The card cover is in fair condition, with general signs of use, wear at the edges, and some marks and creases. The rear cover and spine were missing and have been carefully replaced with similar card. The binding and hinges are very good and secure. The text and illustrations are in very good condition with a few minor marks

Published: 1900
Red card cover with black titling
Illustrated with diagrams and line drawings
Dimensions: 90mm x 120mm
Pages: 168