- Parent Category: Marksmanship
- Category: Military Marksmanship
- Written by Bill Curtis & David Minshall
The year 1859 was a remarkable one in the annals of Rifle Shooting. It marked the sudden flowering of the Volunteer Movement and the foundation of the National Rifle Association. A new and enlarged 2nd Edition of the Infantry Manual entitled "Field Exercices and Evolutions of Infantry 1859" was prepared with many of the lessons of the Crimea absorbed. The 1st February 1859 saw the beginning of the new series of smaller format Musketry Instructions now more grandly entitled "Regulations For Conducting The Musketry Instruction Of The Army." Popular at the time are the Official Pocket Editions of some of these manuals. Bound in red leather and secured by a hinged brass clasp they are attractively embossed with the full Royal Arms and the title.