Art of Travel.
leather attached to the side of the saddle, just behind the right leg; into this, when tired of carrying the gun, they
push the butt. It is said to lie there securely and to give no trouble, the barrel passes forwards under the right arm, and the muzzle is in front of the rider.
The French dragoons carry a gun in a way that is convenient for military purposes, because it does not interfere with the immense housings that cavalry soldiers require ; but it is not so handy, it does not lie so freely as the above, nor is it as well suited to a traveller or a sportsman. The gun is placed butt downwards, as in the Namaqua method, and leans backwards in the same way ; but the under side of the gun, instead of being backwards, or towards the horse's tail,
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