A FEW years ago the writer would have said that the last thing our officers needed was instruction in the care and inspection of rifles. Two years of experience at the Depot of Supplies, Philadelphia, where our rifles are sent to be reconditioned, has altered this opinion radically. Eighty per cent, of the rifles with unserviceable barrels received at the Depot reached that condition not because they were shot out, but because they were RUSTED out.
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