HC Deb 23 February 1888 vol 322 c1232

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the Government have adopted a magazine rifle for the Army; and, if so, how soon a sufficient supply of the new weapon will be available for distribution in Home and Foreign Service?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

A magazine rifle has been recommended by the Military Authorities for final trial by the troops. My hon. Friend will find some details respecting it in the Memorandum accompanying the Army Estimates, and if he takes an interest in it I shall be glad to show it him.