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Small Arms Firing Manual 1913 corrected to April 15, 1917
Includes Changes Numbers 1 to 18
By United States War Department General Staff

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Small Arms Firing Manual 1913 corrected to April 15, 1917
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

DEFINITIONS - page 9

Part I. GENERAL SCHEME - page 19

Part II. INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION - page 25
   CHAPTER I. Praliminary instruction on sighting drills for the rifle - page 25
   CHAPTER II. Position and aiming drills - page 38
   CHAPTER III. Deflection and elevation correction drills - page 48
   CHAPTER IV. Gallery practice - page 52
   CHAPTER V. Estimating distance test - page 54
   CHAPTER VI. Known-distance practice - page 59
      Long-distance practice - page 76
      Sunimary of practice - page 77
   CHAPTER VII. Special course - page 78
      Special Course A - page 78
   CHAPTER VIII. Advice to riflemen - page 80
   CHAPTER IX. Pistol or revolver practice - page 90
      Preliminary drills - page 90
      Position and aiming drills, dismounted - page 96
      Position and aiming drills, mounted - page 99
   CHAPTER X. Revolver and pistol range practice - page 100
      Who will fire - page 102
      Record practice - page 103
      Expert test - page 104
   CHAPTER XI. Dismounted coursee - page 106
      Record practice - page 107
      Expert test - page 107
   CHAPTER XII. Mounted Course - page 110
      Instruction practice - page 112
      Record practice - page 117
      Expert test - page 118

Part III. COMBAT PRACTICE - page 125
   General scheme - page 125
   CHAPTER I. - page 127
      Cone of dispersion and the probabilities of hitting - page 128
      Table of dispersion; average shots - page 132
      Effectiveness of fire - page 133
   CHAPTER II. Influence of the ground - page 135
      Rising and falling ground - page 136
      Occupation of ground - page 141
   CHAPTER III. The adjustment of fire - page 142
      Combined Sights - page 147
      Auxiliary aiming points and target designation - page 149
      Fire at Moving targets - page 150
      Indirect fire - page 151
   CHAPTER IV. Instruction combat practice - page 152
      Rules - page 153
      Preparation of exercises - page 154
      Records - page 156
   CHAPTER V.  Proficiency test - page 157
      Responsibility for deficiency in firing - page 159
   CHAPTER VI. Examples of exercises, with suggestions as to targets - page 160

Part IV. MISCELLANEOUS - page 173
   CHAPTER I. Classification, extra compensation, insignia, and telescopic sights - page 173
      Insignia - page 176
      Telescopic sights - page 178
   CHAPTER I1. Records and reports - page 178
   CHAPTER III. Targets and ranges - page 181
      Ranges - page 195
      Class “B” ranges - page 198
   CHAPTER IV. Competitions - page 199
      Department rifle competitions - page 199
      Department pistol competitions - page 203
      Post competitions - page 212

Part V. COURSES FOR ORGANIZED MILITIA - page 215
   CHAPTER I. Preliminary drills and instruction - page 217
   CHAPTER II. Known-distance firing - page 222
   Qualification table - page 222
   Combat practice - page 224
   CHAPTER III. Pistol practice - page 225


 
This manual was certainly utilized by the 314th Infantry, we know that Lt. Charles Steckel had his own copy...
 
LT Charles Steckel copy of the book Small Arms Firing Manual
 
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