In range it is fully equal to a minie rifle
and the facility and accuracy with which it is loaded and discharged renders our dismounted cavalry more than equal the enemy's infantry and far superior to their cavalry"
Party nn nffirials exnressed intprest in this mvnbitinnartr design, with trials beginning as early as 1858 pitting the Whitworth against the issue pattern 1853 Enfield Minie rifle
Some four years later the United States brought out its version of the Minie rifle, which used a .
The Pattern 1853 Enfield was not Britain's first Minie rifle but a "smallbore" .
By the time Sebastopol fell on September 9, 1855, most British troops had been issued the new Pattern 1851 Minie Rifle or, to a lesser degree, the Pattern 1853 Rifle-Musket.
Still, it was well enough thought of to provide the basic lines for the Pattern 1851 Minie Rifle.
58-caliber Minie rifle
musket, thus turning every infantryman in the army into a rifleman.
58 caliber Springfield muzzle-loading Minie rifle
musket, with many regulars and state troops armed with more archaic weaponry.
Although it had been hampered by the reluctance of parliament to spend money on it, despite the constant exhortations of the Duke and others, it was not still stuck in the time of Waterloo but had undergone significant reform in the previous twenty years and was at least equipped with Minie rifles
rather than muskets.