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65th (2nd Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot

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Rifle Drill - The Advance Arms

Here are the commands that bring a man to the Advance Arms from:

 

The Advance Arms from the Order

 

Advance-Arms

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Description

Command

 

Action

Advance -

1.

  • By a sharp turn of the wrist, bring the thumb of the right hand round the rear of the barrel and grasp the rifle, thumb between the stock and the thigh
Arms

1.

  • Raise the rifle by a cant with the right hand and carry it close into the right side of the body
  • Seize it with the left hand close above the lower band
  • At the same time seize the guard with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand at the full extent of the arm, remaining fingers under the hammer
 

2.

  • Drop the left hand to the side

Next possible command - [ The Order | The Shoulder | The Trail ]

 

The Advance Arms from the Shoulder

 

The Advance from the Shoulder

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The Order ]

Description

Command

 

Action

Advance - Arms

1.

  • Turn the lock to the front and seize the rifle with the right hand under the guard without moving it from the shoulder
  • Thumb and fingers round the stock, arm close to the body
 

2.

  • Carry the rifle, close into the body, to the right side with the right hand
  • Seize it with the left hand close above the lower band
  • At the same time seize the guard with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand at the full extent of the arm, remaining fingers under the hammer
 

3.

  • Drop the left hand to the side

Next possible command - [ The Order | The Shoulder | The Trail ]

 

The Advance Arms from the Trail

Command

 

Action

Advance-Arms 1
  • Bring the rifle to a perpendicular position by turning the wrist up
  • and seize it with the left hand close above the lower band
  • at the same time raising it slightly and seizing the guard with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand at the full extent of the arm, remaining fingers under the hammer
  2
  • Drop the left hand to the side

Next possible command - [ The Order | The Shoulder | The Trail ]

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