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Paul Lamberth



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PostSubject: RA 5th Brigade rifle?   RA  5th Brigade rifle? EmptyFri Jan 18, 2019 3:13 pm

Help what rifle HM Mk? pattern? bayonet? was issued to Royal Artillery 5th Brigade (N battery) during the AZW 1879?

Reason being there is a HM mkII (MK1 without notch?) carbine in the orientation centre St. Vincent stating found at Isandlwana? If so his is a rare item on record only 40 were sent out to the Cape in 1878(7)? Durnford's men the Edendale Horse were issued with "carbines"? but the carbine was also for artillery?
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PostSubject: Re: RA 5th Brigade rifle?   RA  5th Brigade rifle? EmptySat Jan 19, 2019 1:22 pm

Paul,

I’m away from my books at present N/5 had a small number of Snider carbines at the start of the campaign. Sorry I can’t be more specific, off the top of my head I believe it is two carbines per artillery piece.

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