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AIMING WITHOUT RAISING THE FLAP SIGHT.
1. Yes; for, when rapidity of fire is required, there is not time to adjust the sights.
2. No; but aim is taken through the flanges which protect it.
3. The rifle is placed on a "rest," and aim taken at an object with the 300 yards sight, the piece being held in the posture of firing; the Instructor will shut down the sight, and direct the soldier to notice what portion of the barrel he can see, through the notch of the back-sight; after this, the soldier is to remove his rifle from the "rest," and, replacing it, is to take an aim, with the sight down, on the same object as before; to prove that the aim is correct, the Instructor will raise the back-sight for 300 yards.
4. He ought to see half-way between the top and shoulder of the second band.
6. The shoulder of the second band, through the notch of the back-sight.
7. Three rounds are allowed at the schools of musketry. 8. No.
9. The spare ammunition arising from casuals, men in hospital, &c.
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