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Small Arms Trials

Reports on individual arms and wider trials of British military small arms.

  • Lancaster Oval Bore - The "Army (Rifles)" report of 1863 commented favourably on the large bore Lancaster.
  • The Soper Rifle - Sent for trial at Woolwich, the rifle and was rejected on the ground of "complication of breech arrangement." [1867].
  • Thomas Wilson his Patents, Arms and Ammunition - Researching the little known Victorian Engineer, Thomas Wilson and his rifle systems work conducted during the 1860’s and later.