7th Hussars

Skirmishers 1880

The regiment on manoevres here putting into operation the tactic of sending a few sharpshooters forward to harass the enemy. At this period the busby was fairly tall. The booted overalls had been replaced by neater hessian boots and breeches a few years earlier. A recent change in their armament in the form of the Martini-Henri carbine meant that they no longer suspended their carbine from the pouchbelt. The leather bucket to hold the firearm is behind the rider's right leg. The corporal in the forground is reaching into his cartouche pouch to reload ris carbine.

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