View Full Version : Question about a Martini rifle,,,
December 17, 2009, 04:16 PM
Can anyone tell me what version/model of rifle was used by the British troops at Rorke's Drift?
Thanks in advance,,,
December 17, 2009, 04:29 PM
IIRC, Martini-Henry rifles firing the .577/.450 Martini Henry cartridge.
December 17, 2009, 05:54 PM
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December 17, 2009, 06:43 PM
Just the info I was looking for,,,
January 5, 2010, 12:47 AM
For Zulu War authenticity, should be dated 1879 and earlier. Officers furnished their own rifles, these were usually undated commericial models, generally Martinis, but some carried sporting rifles. I believe .577/450 caliber was required for any non-issue rifle, though.
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