However carefully the good rifleman kept out of sight, the smoke of his rifle was plainly seen at the moment of firing.
In my opinion a qualified rifleman should be able to bring off the snap reliably, whether or not he ever needs it.
On that rearward motion, a skilled rifleman opens the bolt, ejecting the empty.
self-loading weapons, but I do not think that an individual rifleman profits much thereby.
He's even found time for TV stardom (Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe series ).