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The Sepoys at Rifle Practice

December 31, 1855
Mirza Firuz Shah
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

The Sepoys at Rifle Practice



The Enfield Rifle was introduced in India towards the close of 1856. Early in 1857 the Government had opened Musketry Depots at principal military stations for training in the use of the new weapon. The sketch represents some Sepoys at training. They had by then heard of the objectionable nature of the grease used in the new cartridges.

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