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WW1 Enfield "Drip Rifle"

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Old 12-24-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default WW1 Enfield "Drip Rifle"

I have read a fair amount of Enfield lore but never heard of this before.

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This involved a tin full of water with holes in the bottom, a empty tin under that, a bit of string(I think) and using the weight of the water draining into another tin and the weight of this pulling the trigger and firing the gun or a bit of string attached to the trigger and a candle set up to burn through the string which then released the trigger to fire.

Another invention was the periscope set up on the rifle which was set up on the parapet and let the shooter fire at targets without sticking his head up over the parapet.

The Aussie Diggers also made grenades by stuffing jam tins full of bits of metal,nails shell casings and then adding gunpowder and a fuse through the lid lighting the fuse and throwing it.
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