World War II

World War II

World War II
Rifle Marksmanship 3
III: Events
Using a chart and Springfield rifle of World War I vintage, chief instructor Russell Wiles Jr. explains the mechanism and care of weapons. Training with wooden guns, riflemen are being turned out on a mass production basis at the Field House of the University of Chicago. Students are mainly men who plan to enter the armed forces and seek basic military training. Only 100 rounds of ammunition are used during the entire course and 40 of these cartridges are shot during the final exam. They get so much practice with a wooden gun that when they get their hands on a real rifle they score in the expert class.
Wiles, Russell, Jr. | Students | Shooting--Study and teaching | Rifles (Long guns) | World War, 1939-1945 | Field houses
Wide World Photos
Photographic prints; 16.4 x 21.5 cm
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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