Private 1870

Although the bayonet was worn on the waistbelt at this time, the old ammunition pouch belt was still worn over the shoulder even after the uniform changes of 1855. In 1871 new equipment was introduced, transferring the pouches to the front of the waistbelt. The knapsack was carried to the upper back with the greatcoat folded and strapped on the outside. The mess tins had a waterproof cover and went on top. He is holding a Snider Enfield rifle which is a breech-loading weapon with metal cartridges.

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