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Under exceptional conditions of weather or fatigue the rifle may be carried in any manner directed.

Position of order arms standing: The butt rests evenly on the ground, barrel to the rear, toe of butt on a line with and touching the toe of the right shoe, arms and hands hanging naturally, right hand holding the piece between the thumb and fingers. (See figs. 8 a-b for order arms.)

Being at order arms: 1. Present, 2. ARMS.

With the right hand carry the piece in front of the center of the body, barrel to the rear and vertical; grasp it at the left hand at the balance, forearm horizontal and resting against the body. (TWO) Grasp the small of the stock with the right hand. (See figs. 9 a-d for present arms.)

Being at order arms: 1. Port, 2. ARMS.

With the right hand raise and throw the piece diagonally across the body; grasp it smartly with both hands, the right palm down, at the small of the stock, the left palm up at the balance; barrel up sloping to the left and crossing opposite the junction of the neck with the left shoulder; right forearm horizontal; left forearm resting against the body; the piece in a vertical plane paralled to the front. (See figs. 10 a-e for port arms.)

Being at present arms: 1. Port, 2. ARMS.

Carry the piece diagonally across the body and take the position of port arms.

Being at port arms: 1. Present, 2. ARMS.

Carry the piece to a vertical position in front of the center of the body and take the position of present arms.

Being at present or port arms: 1. Order, 2. ARMS.

Drop the piece to the next to last position of order arms, at the same time regrasp it smartly with the right

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hand just above the lower band and place the left hand above and near the right. (TW0) Complete the order.

Being at order arms: 1. Right shoulder, 2. ARMS.

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With the right hand raise and throw the piece diagonally across the body; carry the right hand to the butt, embracing it, the heel between the first two fingers. (TWO) Without changing the grasp of the right hand, place the piece on the right shoulder, barrel up and

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