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#1 Corporal

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 04:48 PM

I've been trying to understand the strings of fire, target regs and scoring methods for the various marksmanship courses shot by the Marine Corps in the 1900-1920s period. 

 

The KD course/Table 1 Rifle, as I know it is shot from 200-500yds, 50rds for a max of 250pts in 3 grades. 

This wasn't always the case it seems. Based on what I'm seeing in this 1912 score book there seem to have been 3 separate courses + skirmisher's course, 1 for each grade/badge.Roughly 3/4 of the Marines that went to France in 1917 went over with a Marksman badge. It could be that the scheduling all of these courses was time consuming. At some point these courses were condensed into what we know today as the KD course (in the 30s most likely) and the Marines shot what was the old Marksman's course for all 3 badges. 

 

 

 

(photo editor is currently malfunctioning, I did make a point to post the other scans from the 1912 scire book)

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Edited by Corporal, 01 December 2019 - 04:53 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2019 - 04:49 PM

Edit: the photo editor is currently malfunctioning, I could not post the remainder of the scans. 

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Edited by Corporal, 01 December 2019 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 03:08 PM

Main source for this point of research: 

https://catalog.hath...ecord/006503018

 

https://babel.hathit...&view=1up&seq=8




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