Would the East India Company still be around if the Indian Mutiny never happened?

One concern voiced by some sepoys was, amusingly enough, that even if new recruits were trained to tear, not bite, their cartridges, they might forget and bite them anyways. :rolleyes:

I’d buy that. I’ve never been shot at, but I presume it gets rather hairy. Well trained British soldiers fired with the ram rod in the barrel sometimes. :slight_smile:

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

You lost me on that.

Me too. :confused:

Besides firing with the ram-rod still in the barrel, soldiers were also known to accidentally super-impose loads (load the rifle, get distracted by a spear or bullet whizzing past their head, forget if they’d loaded the rifle or not, load the rifle again, fire, KABOOM.)