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." .
- 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.
Parent Category: British Military Longarms
Category: Small Arms Trials
Written by Research Press
In 1863 the "Army (Rifles)" report was published, being a 'Report of the Committee on Small Bore Rifles and the various Systems of Rifling as tried last year.' Large-bore and small bore rifles were tested, and the report commented favourably on the large bore Lancaster.
Read more: Lancaster Oval Bore