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Stores for Repair &c., of Naval and Enfield Rifles


Circular No. 889.
Admiralty, 3rd October, 1859.

The scale of Implements and Articles mentioned in the accompanying Lists will be supplied to Her Majesty's Ships, in the proportions therein stated, with the new pattern Naval Rifles, and for the preservation and repair of the Enfield Rifles belonging to the detachments of Royal Marines embarked.

By Command of their Lordships,
C. Paget
To all Flag Officers, Captains, and Commanding Officers of Her Majesty's Ships and Vessels.

Statement of Implements, &c., to be issued to Her Majesty's Ships with the new pattern Naval Rifles.

Description of Articles Proportion for 100 Rifles Remarks
Nipple wrenches, T headed, Sergeant's pattern 10  
Nipple wrenches, T headed, Private's pattern 40  
Nipples, finished 100  
Tumblers, finished 10  
Tumbler pins, finished 10  
Cocks, drifted 10  
Cocks, with round hole, not cupped 10  
Main spring, finished 10  
Sear spring, finished 10  
Sear springs, pins screwed 10  
Sear springs, forged and ground 10  
Sear pins, screwed 10  
Sear pins, ground 10  
Bridle pins, screwed 10  
Bridle pins, ground 10  
Side nails, screwed 10  
Side nails, ground 10  
Flaps, graduated 5  
Sliding bars for Sights, finished 5  
Ramrods (Jag head) 5  
Sword bayonets and scabbard 5  
Swivels, fore 5  
Swivels, shaft 15  
Wood screws, in filed state 5  
Band screws 5  
Triggers 5  
Rammers, springs 5  
Muzzle stoppers (1 to each rifle, and 1 spare to every 10 arms) 110  
Snap caps 110  

Statement of Articles to be added to the proportion of Armourer's Stores and Tools at present issued to the Royal Navy.

Description of Articles Number Remarks
Files, rasp, flat, 10-inch, to each ship. 2  
Files, rasp, half round, 10-inch, to each ship. 2  
Screw plate for pattern 1838 Locks ; to contain lock and side nails, and eight screws 1  
Wire drift 1  
French nipple. plain steel for pattern 1853 arms 1  
Materials    
Soft solder, Oz. 4  
Punch for leather of Snap caps 1  
Rag waste and hemp for cleaning (for each rifle) lbs. 3  
Hides for leathers of Snap cap to each snap 1  
Wire steels, No. 12 gauge, for 1000 rifles, lb. 1  

Scale of Articles to be added to the Gunner's Establishments of the different Rates of Her Majesty's Ships for the due preservation and repair of the Enfield Rifles for the detachments of Royal Marines embarked.

No. of Rifles in each Detachment 151 143 126 67 47 38 18 10 to 6
List of Articles 1st Rates 2nd Rates. 3rd Rates 4th Rates 5th Rates 6th Rates Sloops Smaller Vessels

Implements:-

               
Breech wrenches l 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Breech clams (sets) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Large turnscrew (for side nails) 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1
Small turnscrew (for locks) I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Small hammers (Żlb.) 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1
Limbs finished, pins, &c., for 3 Yom supply
Nipples 40 40 30 20 20 10 5 5
Tumblers 10 10 8 4 4 3 2 2
Tumbler pins finished 10 10 8 4 4 3 2 2
Cocks finished 20 20 16 8 8 6 4 4
Main springs finished 20 20 16 8 8 6 4 4
Scar seeing finished 10 10 8 4 4 3 2 2
Sear spring pins finished 10 10 8 4 4 3 2 2
Sear pins finished 10 10 8 4 4 3 2 2
Bridle Pins finished 10 10 8 4 4 3 2 2
Side nails finished 20 20 16 8 8 6 4 4
Flaps, graduated finished 10 10 8 4 4 3 2 2
Sliding bars finished 10 1o 8 4 4 3 2 2
Ramrods (Jag head pattern) 10 10 8 4 4 3 2 2
Bayonets 10 10 8 4 4 3 2 2
Swivels (fore) 20 20 16 8 8 6 4 4
Swivels (shaft) 20 20 16 8 8 6 4 4
Snap caps and chains 40 40 30 20 20 10 5 5