Monday 4 October 2010

42nd RHR (Black Watch) in 1860

More interesting Victorian photographs with a Scottish theme here


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  2. You will notice that the men have 3 band P53 enfield rifle muskets and the sergeant has a 2 band P56 rifle, as should be the case. The P56s were used by sergeants and also in rifle regiments. Further models included the P58 (naval versions) with a heavier barrel, that was also used for the P60, an upgraded version of the P56. The ultimate reference for the Enfield Rifle is CH Roads, The British Soldier's Firearm, from smoothbore to smallbore ( 1850-1864).