Как мы знаем Stack-ARMS (выставление ружей в «козлы») выполняется с использованием штыков. Но да, изредка случаются ситуации, когда надо составить ружья в «козлы», а штыки задействованы под другие нужды (ну или вы все еще с ружьем под штык сабельного типа). Выйти из ситуации возможно использовав шомпол (rammer). Переживать не стоит — ваш шомпол не сломается в этом случае (если конечно вы не используете макет от Деникс, где шомпол деревянный). И выполняется это конечно соответствующим образом…
Если вам необходимо составить ружья по команде Stack-ARMS, без штыков, то в этом случае стоит обратиться к мануалу «Hardee’s Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics» 1855 и 1861 гг. :
410. At this command the front rank man of every even numbered file will pass his piece before him, seizing it with the left hand near the upper band; will place the butt a little in advance of his left too, the barrel turned towards the body, and draw the rammer slightly from its place; the front rank man of every, odd numbered file will also draw the rammer slightly, and pass his piece to the man next on his left, who will seize it with the right hand near the upper band, and place the butt a little in advance of the right too of the man next on his right, the barrel turned to the front; he will then cross the rammers ‘of the two pieces, the rammer of the piece of the odd numbered man being inside; the rear rank man of every even file will also draw his rammer, lean his piece forward, the lock plate downwards, advance the right foot about six inches, and insert the rammer between the rammer and barrel of the piece of his front rank man; with his left hand he will place the butt of his piece on the ground, thirty-two inches in rear of, and perpendicular to, the front rank, bringing back his, right foot by the side of the left; the front rank man of every even file will at the same time lean the stack to the rear, quit it with his is right hand, and force all the ram rammers down. The stack being thus formed, the rear rank man of every odd file will pass his into his left hand, the barrel to the front, and inclining it forward, will rest it on the stack.
411. The men of both ranks having taken the position of the soldier without arms, the instructor will command: 1. Break ranks. 2. MARCH. To resume arms.
412. Both ranks being re-formed in rear of their stacks, the instructor will command: Take-ARMS.
413. At this command the rear rank man of every odd numbered file will withdraw his piece from the stack.; the front rank man of every even file will seize his own piece with the left hand and that of the man on his right with his right hand, both above the lower band; the rear rank man of the even file will seize his piece with the right hand below the lower band; these two men will raise up the stack to loosen the rammers, the front rank man of every odd file will facilitate the disengagement of the rammers, if necessary, by drawing them out slightly with the left hand, and will receive his piece from the hand of the man next on his left; the four men will retake the position of the soldier at order arms.
Ну а сложить всё написанное в единую картинку, поможет видео: