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Francis Marion
08-30-2009, 2:06 PM
Marine Corps Score Book
A Rifleman's Instructor
By Captain William C. Harllee

Timeless principles here, and a great boon to service rifle marksmanship.

Downloadable as a pdf, no cost.

http://books.google.com/books?id=jFVLAAAAIAAJ&dq=marine%20rifle&as_brr=1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=marine%20rifle&f=false

Blue
08-30-2009, 2:20 PM
WTF is sperm oil?

Francis Marion
08-30-2009, 2:35 PM
That's sperm whale oil, was used for machinery and guns in time past.

ledman
08-30-2009, 6:35 PM
I actually have a real score book from tha era...check it out. It belonged to my grandfather, who was a US Marine from 1921-1926

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/ledman/Img00335.jpg

reidnez
08-30-2009, 8:14 PM
This makes me wonder whether one day, a hundred years from now, someone will find my boot camp rifle qual book and think it's cool. Which is sort of embarassing, come to think of it, because I barely passed! Fortunately I got some good coaching later on in the fleet and always shot expert from then on...

Anyway, very cool piece of history. The Marine Corps has always known how to teach marksmanship.