HC Deb 15 June 1858 vol 150 cc2111-2

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has received any Reports complaining of the inefficiency of the Enfield Musket as being a weapon inapplicable to the service generally, and more especially to the war in India; and if so, whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to institute inquiries with a view to the substitution of a musket better adapted to the exigencies of the service in that locality?


said, that no rumours of the character referred to by the hon. and gallant Member had reached the War Department; on the contrary, they had every reason to believe that the Enfield musket was a most efficient weapon.