HC Deb 01 November 1911 vol 30 c970W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that our military rifle is inferior to that of other great Powers, and in view of the fact that the pointed bullet used by foreign Powers makes a much more severe wound than the bullet used in our rifle, he can say when our new rifle and bullet will be issued to our Regular and Auxiliary troops?

Colonel SEELY

The commencement of the issue of the re-sighted rifle and the new ammunition will shortly be proceeded with.