FOREWORD. These Instructions in Aiming and Firing have been written in the hope that they may be found useful to Musketry Instructors and Non- commissioned Officers engaged in the Training of Recruits. In accordance with the Practice at Hythe, they should be committed to memory, as in no other way can uniformity and accuracy of teaching be ensured. The simplest language suited to recruits has been used and all unnecessary details omitted, while the Sequence, rigidly maintained throughout, is that taught at Hythe, and found by experience to be absolutely and unquestionably the best. Tell the men what you are going to teach Show them how to do it. IMITATION. Get each man to copy it, REPETITION. Then to practise it. EXAMINATION. And finally to answer questions upon it. - THE INSTRUCTOR MUST know his subject. MUST be able to impart his knowledge to others. MUST be patient. MUST be able to illustrate the various positions. MUST be able to detect and correct faults. THE RIFLES MUST be in good condition. MUST be clean, especially the bolt action. MUST fit the firer as far as passible. Butts are issued in three lengths one half an inch longer, and one half an inch shorter than the normal...