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WW1 Lee-Enfield Rifle manual | Musketry Regulations 1914

WW1 Lee Enfield Rifle Musketry Manual (1917)

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Part 1, 1909
(Reprinted with amendments, 1914)

H.M.S.O., 1914

printed by HARRISON AND SONS, London, 1917

Musketry Regulations is an original WW1 British Army Musketry handbook published in 1914. This edition was printed in January 1917. Very well illustrated with diagrams, photographs, technical drawings and some great fold-outs of the S.M.L.E. Mk III Lee-Enfield and the Charger Loading Lee-Enfield. The book covers the standard issue small arms and weapons of the British Army just before the First World War: the various models of the Lee Enfield rifle, the Webley pistol, the hand grenade and the Maxim/Vickers Machine Gun. Concentrating mainly on the service rifle, it includes information on training, maintenance, ammunition, range practice, use on the battlefield etc. There is even a section on 'Fire in Two Ranks (for use in Savage Warfare)', which advocates exactly the same tactics famously used at Rorke's Drift and elsewhere during the colonial wars of the Victorian era.

320 pages, illustrated with diagrams, fold-outs, and photographs


In good condition. The card cover is in good condition, with general signs of use, a few marks and creases, and some fading to the spine. The binding and hinges are very good and secure. The text is in very good condition. The illustrations and fold-outs are in very good condition.

Published: 1914 (printed Jan 1917)
Maroon card cover with yellow titling
Illustrated with diagrams, fold-outs, and photographs
Dimensions: 100mm x 135mm
Pages: 320