armoury practice

Production system for the assembly of finished products, in this case arms.

With the adoption of the Model 1842 musket, the U.S. military achieved the large-scale assembly of weapons from uniform, interchangeable parts. By the mid-1850s arms makers around the world were beginning to copy this American System of manufacture, which contributed to the creation of the modern military small arm, especially after the introduction of percussion ignition and rifled barrels.

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