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A discussion of the global introduction of single shot black powder breechloading rifles and the subsequent effect on organization and tactical doctrine. Mankind’s increasing technical manufacturing capability was reflected in another industrial revolution of tighter manufacturing tolerances. This resulted in greatly increased combat range. This set the stage for the developments which would follow smokeless powder.This video from Arthur Alphin includes discussions of the Shangani Patrol, and other incidents, wherein this transitional breed of firearms directly led to many technical developments to follow.