WARNING: boring, geeky video alert!
Thanks to various gunwriters over the past century, it is commonly believed that all British soldiers in the runup to World War 1 had to shoot at least 15 rounds of rapid fire with their SMLE or long Lee-Enfield .303″ at 300 yards for their pay. In fact, this is very commonly believed, and a supposed record of 38 rounds in a minute is alledged to have been fired by a Sgt. Instructor Snoxall, for whom no records seem to exist… Jesse Wallingford, on the other hand, seems to have fired his 36 in a demonstration.
Wallingford was an interesting chap, you should read up on him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Wallingford
Anyway, using the Musketry Regulations 1909, The Bloke shows the received wisdom to be a complete myth. So this is a real single-document mythbust right here. Boring, eh?
So yeah, the spoiler – the mad minute seems to have been an instructor demonstration. Nothing more.
PS – yes, the endscreen bites spicy monkey chunks. I know…
Switzerland’s most popular native-English-language guns & shooting channel! Probably. Maybe. I guess. A somewhat off-the-wall and tongue-in-cheek look at firearms, military history and shooting, and a jolly good tilt at the windmills of fuddlore to go with it. And the odd off-topic vid about Switzerland, or whatever happens to take our fancy. We normally launch “in-series” vids on a Friday (early launch on a Wednesday via Patreon and the FB page https://www.facebook.com/Blokeontherange/ ), out-of-series vids launch precisely… whenever.