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"SKETCHES IN LONDON.

THE SNIDER GUN.

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THE SNIDER GUN. The following paragraph has appeared in the Owl:— We are sorry to hear that, after immense expenditure in providing ammunition for the new Snider gun, it is found in practice that the copper of the cartridge so obstructs the barrel after the discharge as to render the (run useless. This was not the case with the hand- made cartridges, and the fault is directly attributable to the use of machinery adopted by the government under the pressure of the great demand." On the above paragraph the Pall Mall Gazette remarks:— 3 This announcement is absolutely without foundation. It is not very easy, indeed, to understand what is meant by the copper of the cartridge obstructing the barreL No part of the cartridge case—which, by the way, is not made of copper—ever enters the barrel at all, either before or after firing, and could hardly, therefore, obstruct it. Read less literally, the paragraph may be understood as intended to express that the cases do extract easily—that they stick, and obstruct the chamber after firing. If this is what is meant, we have only to state that no difficulty of this description has been experienced since a Blight change was made in the form of extractor five or six months ago— a change which has long sinew been applied to the few arms which were made with the original con- tractor.

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