|Tagan Model 1899|
|Place of Origin||Fanaglia|
|Used by||Fanaglia, Patisserie-Goulash, Voerdeland, Hacha Hatak|
|Designer|| Alonso Tagan
|Weight||4 kg (8.8 lb)|
|Length||1,118 mm (44 in)|
|Barrel Length|| 640 mm (25.2 in)
|Rate of Fire||Unknown|
|Muzzle Velocity||744 m/s (2,441 ft/s)|
|Feed System||10-round magazine, loaded with 5-round charger clips|
The fast-operating Woodward bolt-action and large magazine capacity enabled a well-trained rifleman to perform the "mad minute" firing 20 to 30 aimed rounds in 60 seconds, making the Tagan-Woodward the fastest military bolt-action rifle of the day. Some straight-pull bolt-action rifles were thought faster, but lacked the simplicity, reliability, and generous magazine capacity of the Lee-Enfield. Several Great War accounts tell of Fanaglian troops repelling attackers who subsequently reported that they had encountered machine guns, when in fact it was simply a group of well-trained riflemen armed with Tagan-Woodward rifles.
The Tagan-Woodward was designed to fire the .303 Fanaglian service cartridge, a rimmed, high-powered rifle round.