HC Deb 28 July 1859 vol 155 cc541-2

said, he rose to ask the Secretary of State for War whether any steps are being taken, and what, for the rifling of the smooth-bored iron cannon in store for the supply of the Army, Navy, and Forts in the interval that must elapse before a sufficient number of Armstrong Guns can be manufactured?


said, the Government had authorized experiments to be made by Sir W. Armstrong in rifling the ordinary iron guns, and one gun would be tried next week. Similar orders would be given at the factory at Woolwich, and he hoped soon to see from fifteen to sixteen iron rifled guns produced per week.