HC Deb 22 May 1857 vol 145 c711

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary for War whether the War Department, in continuing the experiments with the Whitworth rifle, would simultaneously cause experiments to be made with the weapon known as Colonel Jacob's rifle, to which the attention of the War Department has been officially drawn by Reports communicated from India?


, in reply to the question, said that some experiments had already been made with Colonel Jacob's rifle at a short range, and it was intended, when the rifle shells and balls were made, to make some further trials at a longer and more satisfactory range.

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