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doughboy wrote at 2013-06-16 23:51:54
It isn't comfortable but if one unslings rifle, casts about so butt is off left leg, it makes it fairly easy to load and ram, then cast about again to put in firing position.  As stated earlier, most cavalry fought on foot as dismounted much of the time.  In a mounted engagement they would have predominantly used sabers...  


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