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moves; then the problem has been cleared.

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If the grass does not move there is a problem. The problem will need to be looked at in camp. Keep the muzzle elevated and away from yourself and your pards or pards. If you are in a battle scenario, take a "hit."

KNOW THE PARTS OF YOUR MUSKET

1. Toe  2. Heel3. Trigger Guard4.  Trigger5. Lock6. Hammer

7. Cone8. Bolster9. Breech10. Muzzle11.  Ramrod12. Band

1861 Springfield Rifle Musket

INSTRUCTION-The officers, non-commission officers, and soldiers, should be instructed and practiced in the nomenclature of the arms, and the manner of dismounting and mounting them, and the precautions and care required for their preservation. Each soldier should have a screwdriver and a wiper, and each non-commissioned officer a wire tumbler-punch and a spring service. No other implements should be used in taking arms apart, or in setting them up. In the inspection of arms, officers should attend to the qualities essential to service, rather than to a bright polish on the exterior. Arms should be inspected to the quarters at least once a month, with the barrel and lock separated from the stock. Dismounting by a Soldier, -The rifle-musket should be dismounted in the following order, viz: 1st. Unfix the bayonet; 2d. Insert the tompion; 3d. Draw the ramrod; 4th. Turn out the tang screw; 5th. Take off the lock-to do this put the hammer at half cock and partially unscrew the side screws, then, with a slight tap on the head of each screw with a wooden instrument, loosen the lock from its bed in the stock; turn out the side screws, and remove the lock with the left hand; 6th. Remove the side screws without disturbing

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