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Wingate was the central figure in the founding of the National Rifle Association of America and like Townsend Whelen's manual 30 years later, Wingate's book was adopted as the training manual by many military organizations. An authoritative view of state of the art marksmanship instruction in the day of the Trapdoor Springfield, Sharps, Remington Rolling Block and Peabody military rifles including diagrams and instructions for their care.
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