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British Military Longarms


Musketry instruction, military marksmanship and the Hythe School of Musketry are discussed further within: Marksmanship. See also: Ammunition.

  • Brunswick - This curious arm with its two-groove bore and belted bullet remained in the hands of Regulars, Militia and Native troops for almost half a century.
  • Pattern 1838 Musket - The "Musket, Rank and File for Foot Guards", the first percussion musket to be issued in quantity to British soldiers.
  • Pattern 1841 Carbine - The Pattern 1841 Royal Sappers & Miners, &/or Royal Artillery Carbine.
  • Enfield - The family of British Service Rifles and Carbines introduced during the 1850’s and 1860’s in 0.577 calibre marked the culmination of the soldiers’ muzzle loading firearm.
  • Snider-Enfield - The breech loading conversion of the muzzle loading Enfield rifle.
  • Martini Arms - Martini arms in British service: Martini-Henry, Martini-Enfield, Martini-Metford.
  • Lee Magazine Rifles - The British Service Lee: Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield rifles and carbines.
  • Small Arms Trials - Reports on individual arms and wider trials of British military small arms.